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Draw 2 concentric circles Draw a connecting line (w. line tool for example) Enable rotate tool (with line selected) and alt click on the center of circle. Type in a value in degrees that is a divisior of 360 (2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 15, 20 etc) Hit duplicate Keep hitting ctrl+d (repeat last) until a full revolution is done. Image 1: Timelapse of description ...


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Please follow these steps: Draw a Line from the line tool or press \ Open appearance panel or press SHIFT+ F6 Apply the hereunder setting, those setting will array the line "Polar Array" we will copy the line over itself and rotate each copy 10° and we will copy it 17 times. You can adhust the values the way you want it. Now we will draw two ...


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Found an interesting option in this video. Start by creating a grid with the Rectangular Grid or Polar Grid tool. Click Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Mesh Add some perspective with the Effect > 3D > Rotate and adjust to your liking. Move the points from the Mesh grid (not your original grid) until you get the desired effect. Go back and tweak ...


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This is not the fastest method, but it is the easiest to understand for novices. And has these added advantages: You can make unequal parts as well as equal parts. Just input different numbers in the pie chart data dialog. When using Divide you can keep the inner parts if you'd like to use them later on in your design. Get yourself some pie. Then open ...


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Another Smarter answer (just to enrich the answers) to use just one circle and to take advantage of the appearance tool. Draw a simple circle open the appearance panel by going to Windows > Appearance or just click SHIFT + F6 Now select the circle you have just drawn and make the herunder setting, or just make the values that you want. make sure to ...


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I would prefer doing this job by using any 3D package just for accuracy. But we can do it using Illustrator. and here you are my solution. First prepare the wooden floor texture and insert it into Illustrator by drag and drop onto your artboard or by place image, go to File > Place or click CTRL + SHIFT + P and select the texture you have it. For that ...


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You can use Illustrators drawing modes to achieve this without the need for clipping masks. Draw the shape you want to use as the base shape. Select the appropriate drawing mode from the tools panel (below the color selector) Anything you draw or paste will now be clipped by the base shape you selected (depending on the drawing mode selected). The ...


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This happens because your path is being imported from Photoshop as a Compound Shape. Strokes, or any appearance attributes, are applied to the whole shape. To stop this from happening you need to release the compound shape from the Pathfinder panel's options dropdown: You can find out more about Compound Shapes here: Adobe Illustrator Help - Compound ...


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Set Document color to RGB and place the image. Draw the rectangle and fill it. Then on Transparency Panel change Blending mode to Multiply.


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Using pathfinder is a destructive process so it isn't ideal. A better option is to define a transparency knockout group. In a transparency knockout group, the elements of a group don't show through each other. Group your icon (cmd + G) From the transparency panel check Knockout Group. Select all the white shapes in your group. From the appearance ...


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It is easier to work with a square before it is rotated. Create a square using the Rectangle Tool (M). Either click on the artboard to enter the dimensions or drag-n-draw. Then go to Object -> Transform -> Move. Enter a horizontal distance and leave vertical distance at 0. Select both squares and go to Object -> Transform -> Move. Enter a vertical distance ...


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1. Select the Convert Anchor Point Tool (SHIFT + C) 2. Click on the end of the handle you want to remove. If you want to remove both handles (i.e. convert to a corner point) just click the anchor point itself. You can also convert the anchor point to a corner point by alt + clicking on the anchor point with the Pen Tool selected or using the Convert ...


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The way you are currently doing it is one possible solution, but as you have seen it gets a bit tricky working with strokes, clipping masks and pathfinder. I'll show you how I would tackle this: 1. Create your first petal. 2. Transform Use a Transform effect (Effect → Distort & Transform → Transform...) to duplicate the petals. Set the transform ...


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Usually Illustrator users will check the option to enable editing of a .pdf in Illustrator — this essentially includes a second version of the publication (AI) in the .pdf. If you open a file in Adobe Illustrator and save out to a PDF-X/4 or some other standard press-ready file, disabling that option, the result is a much smaller file.


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Create a Clipping Mask Duplicate your circle and place it above your rectangle. With your circle and rectangle selected, go to Object > Clipping Mask > Make After you've masked the rectangle to the circle's path, you can place the duplicated circle below your masked rectangle, as below.


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AndrewH is right, the Pathfinder palette is your friend here. First, remove the fill from the two circles with white strokes and convert the strokes to outlines (Object > Path > Create Outlines). Next, select the black box and the smallest white outlined circle (making sure the black box is at the top) and, using the Minus Front tool in the Pathfinder ...


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The model you provide it have two cases, one is the corners where your circles meet over each other anchor, the other case that you want to fix is the two circles are apart and they meet in two anchors. Here is my solution, with precaution!! To make two points appears as one overlapped anchor, First select the two anchors with the white arrow then go to ...


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Generally speaking, you should install fonts on your OS, not a specific program. You can make your fonts available to Illustrator without installing them on your OS though. From Illustrator Help / Fonts: In addition to the fonts installed on your system, you can also create the following folders and use fonts installed in them: Windows Program ...


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You can open AI files in Inkscape, an open-source vector graphics editor for free on Windows, Linux, and Mac. What formats can Inkscape import/export? Inkscape natively supports opening or importing SVG, SVGZ (gzipped SVG), PDF and Adobe Illustrator (.ai) formats. And, as of version 0.91, Inkscape can import CDR (CorelDraw) and VSD (Visio) ...


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I am not sure if what you're asking to do is possible in Illustrator. One work around is to group the path to the object and then rotate the group.


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Looks like the blending mode of that layer is just set to multiply. Obvious then there's some focus manipulation on the picture underneath too. 👍🏻


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Offset Path always leaves the orignial unaffected and adds the transformed path as a copy on top. You can take advantage of the fact that the transformed path that is generated is selected by default and the original isn't. Assuming your icon is the only thing in the file and you want to offset everything, your action should be set up like this: 1. Select ...


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Using the pen tool with a stroke is the correct solution. You don't need to draw anything with your mouse. Just place anchor points and adjust the curves as needed. With some practice, it doesn't take very long. Using the (P) and (ctrl+shift+C) keyboard shortcuts are helpful to save time. Live Trace is helpful for certain tasks, but I wouldn't recommend ...


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Yes there is a tool. it called VectorScribe from astute graphics and you can download a trial version from their site. This tool have "the missing tools" that should be included in Illustrator. it have a tons of useful tools, but what I am thinking you are looking for is a tools called "Smart Remove Brush Tool" As you can see from the animated GIF above ...


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Quick and dirty: be sure that the line in your graph is ungrouped from all other elements; draw a rectangle that has its lower left corner in your origin and extends above the graph line, but just short of extends to the right of it; arrange the rectangle behind your graph line; copy the graph line: Ctrl / Cmd + C or Edit > Copy; paste in front: Ctrl / Cmd ...


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I think you're talking about Hue "H:", make sure the H: circle is checked. Right now you're only changing the green value of RGB.


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This happens when you replace the spine of a blend with a closed path. The blend can't use the same point as a beginning and end point so you get a section of your path not being used. To fix the issue just use the Scissors Tool (C) on the path to create an open path.


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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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Create a circle with a stroke. Copy and Paste in front. Select the top circle, select the Scissors Tool (C). Click on the path where you want the end points of the line. Based on your example I first clicked at the top and then the bottom right. Delete this area. Select the stroke, open your strokes panel (Window -> Stroke) and select the round cap ...


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There's a great plugin from Astute Graphics called VectorScribe in which you can retract the handles to any specific number, including zero.



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