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It is not that hard. And here is how you can make it: 1. Create a desired size rectangle, add a line across it and align them properly to center. Then copy-rotate the line by 10 degrees (or 6, 360 needs to be divisible without remainder). 2. Then select all objects and click on the Divide tool on the Pathfinder Panel. 3. Now easily select every secont ...


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As KMSTR says, you don't. Impact does not have an italic variant, nor a bold, for that matter. Many consumer-based software like Microsoft Office allow so-called faux bold and italic for all fonts installed: if a separate font file for these alternate styles is not installed, the software simply slants the characters (for faux italic) or makes them thicker ...


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This is what I find to be an acceptable solution. First, create a gradient mesh to a box as follows. Second, drag every other box to a suitable location. Third, rotate each box to a suitable angle. Fourth, drag each vertex to a suitable location. Fifth, pick up color for each vertex from the original figure. Sixth, use the original figure to ...


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Many years ago we used to just take low tak masking tape generally around the size of the logo and place it on the back window and cut it out with an exacto knife and then remove it, lay it flat, and measure it to estimate the arc. Not seeing an example its going to be hard to give you a great answer but you could always do that as an option. There are ...


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You could use the scissor tool to sever the path without a gap or you could create a custom pattern brush. But the way I think is the most interesting and creates the best results is adding a custom arrowhead to Illustrator. To do this you have to find and edit Illustrators arrowheads.ai file. To define custom arrowheads, open the Arrowheads.ai file, ...


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CMYK. The Pantone matching system is a print production ink system. Print production always uses CMYK as a basis. Pantone colors have absolutely no basis in the RGB spectrum.


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This is a problem with anything creative - the answer (alongside practice, practice, practice) is, at the stage where you are developing your idea, use whatever tool you're most comfortable with and don't worry about it being unpolished or imperfect. It's about getting the idea down quickly and painlessly into a form where you can look at it, appraise it, ...


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There are many ways to do this and to achieve this effect very easy you can just use a ready-made texture (search for example for “vintage” or “letterpress”). If I wanted to make my own texture I would use photoshop and start with a new black layer on top of my image. Then i would add a low amount of Noise to it (Filter > Noise > Add Noise …) Now ...


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Illustrator can't do Pathfinder effects on rasterised files it has placed. To achieve this effect, you will indeed have to use a clipping mask: draw a circle snugly around your star; unite all your white lines to a single shape; subtract the lines shape from the circle using the Pathfinder; ungroup the result... ...and make it a compound path: Object > ...


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turn on Smart Guides and Snap to Point assuming both shapes are grouped, click on shape 2 with the Black Arrow (V) grab the Group Selection Tool (White Arrow with the Plus sign) and Click and Drag on Anchor A... ...and drop it right on top of Anchor B (press Ctrl before releasing the mouse to help snapping) grab the Rotate Tool (R), click on ...


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The easiest way to do this with an equal triangle is to use Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform Draw one triangle, select it and choose Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform from the menu. Set the origin point to the top middle, set the # of copies to 1, and set the angle to 60° (to match the angle of the side). Click OK then ...


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As far as I know, you cannot change default stroke align. The only option to change that in normal circumstances is after you create some object. In normal I mean without scripting/code intrusion etc. Try to imagine how the program should decide where to apply the "inner" "outer" stroke on the open line or path which is not closed.


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In your screenshot, the Layers Palette shows the layers folders open, showing the contents of each layer / sub-layers. A shape is simply a closed path — a path in which there are no open end points. I think what you are trying to do is "subtract from shape." Select the Window drop down from the top menu and make sure Pathfinder has a checkbox by it. In my ...


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If you changed your artboard background to white, you won't be able to see solid white objects unless you select them with the selection tool. This is just because there is nothing to differentiate the white object from white background, not because the actual white object was changed. To see your white object on white background you can do one of the ...


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You have so many options with "Automatic Tracing Solutions" using Photoshop by CTRL select your layer and convert the marquee into Path. using trace in Illustrator using Corel Trace if you have using a free online tool called "Magic Vector" and it can convert your scanned image into any vector format. personally I prefer this tool so much, as it is the ...


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Hidden characters may be on. Go to: Type > Show Hidden Characters


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Understand that you can not "Keep the fonts the same" unless you install the fonts on your system. The pink background is telling you that the fonts are not displaying correctly. In any event, you can turn off the pink background by navigating to Preferences > Type and unchecking the Enable Missing Glyph Protection option or, if using Illustrator CC, the ...


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What you are trying to achieve is referred to as Responsive Web Design. Usually the developer you will hire to build the app will know how to scale down the design for smaller screen sizes. Do not scale down the entire design (this will scale down the font-sizes too). First create a new artboard with the same size of the screen you are going to target. Then ...


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you can achieve the desire effect without redraw your star. using clipping mask and it can work perfectly with rasterized shapes. unite all your white strokes (after your convert it to outline) and color it to black. cut the united shape [CTRL+x] click on your star and make a mask in the transparency panel by clicking on [make ] button. now your star is ...


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Ive struggled with this as well. What I found to be very helpful is setting the grid in illustrator to be a 1px grid. Then you can enable snapping to grid. This helps but sometimes I find its better to bring Photoshop icon mocks into illustrator after I have made them and saving from there. Also I see one thing that is throwing you off. One reason things ...


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You can also remove the black color in Illustrator itself. Once you have traced and expanded the image, you need to: ungroup the image (Command + Shift + G) select any one part of the image that contains the color you want to remove (black in this case) with the Direct Selection Tool (A) go to the Select menu > Same > Fill Color All components that ...


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Select one of the blocks: Menu... Select → Same → Fill Color Result, ready for you to delete or change color or whatever: Alternative Method As an alternative you can Image Trace and find the preset that works for you. In this case High Fidelity Photo then click the Expand button next to the dropdown menu in the screenshot.


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By using mnxd's solution as a base, you can make this really manageable by using the Appearance palette. select your shape; give it a gradient with a light top and a dark bottom, just like in mnxd's solution; open the appearance palette and select the existing fill; choose Add New Fill from the palette options or click the duplicate selected item button: ...


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Two Objects, one has a gradient, the other one is slightly smaller (subtract the stroke outline from the original object to achieve this Use the Offset Path effect with a negative value) and has a feather effect. Try out different different feather values to make the edge softer/harder


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The answer is (as Mark Read said in the comment) to use the Gradient Mesh tool. Click where the points are shown in this image. You can then select them with the Direct Selection tool and set each points' individual color. The ones on the top has a lighter color, and the bottom ones is darker.


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No. Adobe Illustrator offers no feature to space odd shaped objects relative to one another, nor any "auto-fit" features. Astutegraphics.com makes a plug in called ColliderScribe which may be beneficial. There is a free trial available.


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Select all the Elements you want to merge into a single object … … and select Object > Compund Path > Make or use the shortcut cmd/ctrl+8.


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Well I'm an idiot, finding the answer took approximately a minute of fiddling about with illustrator - as opposed to saving the SVG using the SVG Tiny 1.2+ profile, saving it with something like SVG 1.1 or SVG Basic 1.1 completely eliminated the issue.


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To increase the stroke width, simply increase the weight in the Stroke Panel. If you want to adjust your arrowhead afterwards, simply alter the percentage used for the arrowhead on the Stroke Panel as well.


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If you mean what's a decent setup for using Illustrator then I'd recommend a laptop with a decent amount of ram and a good trackpad. If by pad you're referring to a graphics tablet like a Wacom then yes it does help but it's not essential. Illustrator is vector based so there's less traditional painting action needed like Photoshop or similar raster based ...



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