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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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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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Preview is simply a terrible PDF viewer. It has many rendering issues with PDFs. Preview is designed by Apple to view PDFs for average home end-users. It is not designed to be a professional PDF viewer. Apple simply appears to not be concerned with many rendering issues in Preview where PDFs are concerned. What you are describing I'd actually call one of ...


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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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You can't use effects or brushes with entire rectangles. Simply create one side, then draw the other three sides of a rectangle. Create the triangles easily by drawing a path and choosing Effect > Distort & Transform > Zig Zag Choose Object > Expand Appearance Grab the Pen Tool and draw the other three sides of a rectangle.


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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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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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Try and Object > Expand your pattern before saving it as an .svg. That way, the pattern is converted into actual objects, and those are bound to show up in your export.


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


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This looks like it could be a linear gradient in a bit of an angle, but since you can make a bit more versatile gradients by brushing and this is already somewhat familiar to you, here's how to do that in Photoshop: Make a new layer and brush in the colors Use hard round brush and don't leave any gaps ...or do if that is what you are going for. ...


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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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'Manually' align to eye That's your answer. The task of aligning type is pretty much relegated to the 'trained eye'. The reason is that optically aligning type doesn't usually have any relation to mechanically aligning it. In other words, the computer simply can't figure out what looks right visually--only mathematically. Some tips: large round ...


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There are a few ways this could have been accomplished. For that particular piece, since the source files can be downloaded and examined, the darker areas are created, filled with a solid color and grouped. Then the blend mode is changed to Multiply for the group - via the Transparency Panel or Appearance Panel.


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


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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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