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I won't directly answer the question, I will, instead suggest an alternate workflow. The benefit of this workflow is that it is guaranteed that you will not get this problem. First build a isometric grid. Make vertical lines and rotate the field 2 times with 120 degree offset. Tip: If you make the lines uncolored then you can just directly color the image. ...


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My way to align/join etc multiple points is as follows: Press "A" and choose the points in question - Now, right click and choose Average->Both: + The result: gif:


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Let me suggest a solution with a slightly better workflow. Recognize that the same shape repeats several times so let us first make that one shape. So: Create a circle. Rotate circle by 360/8° from a corner point (Alt+LMB click). (replace 8 with any amount of petals you want) Image 1: Rotate one copy Use shape builder or pathfinder to carve out the ...


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I have a published a script that can do this, and more. The script can be found in my scripts bundle. Located in jooillustratorscripts bundle specifically the jooGraphFunction.jsx script. This script allows you to graph any mathematical function. The GUI is a bit rough along the edges at writing of this message but I'm planning to overhaul that some ...


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You have the first steps right. You need to keep that oval shape you draw over your logo, select that circle and go in the menu "Object" and select "Expand". That's probably what was missing. The pathfinder commands won't work with your thick stroke unless you convert it to a shape. Then do your Pathfinder: Go on the Pathfinder panel, then select all, ...


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In Illustrator you can Save as .svg. In the SVG option panel, for type, you have to choose "SVG". The other option, "Convert to outline", will convert you text into a vector shape. You can drag you .svg file into the browser and check if it is selectable. Then, in a text editor, you can edit the text from your SVG file, or style it with CSS.


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The Document.selection array seems to respect the order that the objects are arranged. You can take advantage of that to create a new text object for each object currently selected. Here's a very simple snippet of JavaScript to point you in the right direction: var document = app.activeDocument; //Use the current open Ai File var selected = ...


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A good practice is simply saving the ready-to-print type-outlined file as the same name with something like _outlined added to it. That way you can always revert back to the non-outlined version to make easy changes or find out the font name


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EDIT: While everything I said in my answer is true, the answer that you are looking for is Qutorial's answer below. It's tested and it works nicely. Keep in mind that while using his method you need to be in text-editing mode with the focus in front of the first letter, only then you can change the value from auto (or 0) to a negative one! I'm sorry ...


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For Illustrator The easiest way to accomplish this for any shape is to add a new Fill via the Appearance Panel, highlight that new fill and choose Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform from the menu. Add a little bit of vertical offset and you should be set. (There are actually a few different ways to transform fills in Illustrator to get ...


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You should think about the Stroke as a separate entity. Draw your rectangle with just a Fill and no Stroke then use either Pen or Rectangle to create the Stroke on the sides. Alternatively if you already drew your Rectangle (or any shape really) with a Fill and Stroke then you can use Expand to separate the Stroke from the Fill and then manipulate it how ...


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Alternative to @Ilan's method would be to add a secondary shape for the black outline. This way you can alter the color boxes and there are holes in the top shape so you don't have to alter the color for multiple objects. Just copy the outer shape and Edit > paste in Front then apply a black stroke and no fill. You can then Group it with the white shape ...


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Select > Select All Click the Merge button on the Pathfinder Panel Click the white shapes and delete them Click the bottom shape and change the color Note I'm using the Direct Selection Tool (the white arrow) for a reason here. You should do the same.


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If you only need the parallel inner path, you can use the Offset Path tool under Object->Path->Offset Path. You'll just need to enter a negative number as the offset value to make an inner path. The Joins and Miter Limit options work the same as the Corner and Limit options in the Stroke panel. Just make sure you have the Preview box checked to make sure it ...


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Yes and no. Most apps cant open modern ai directly, if the file is in very old format its no problem. That said, some (by default), AI files are embedded in a PDF file (or old ones in a EPS file). So you can try if adobe reader opens it for viewing by changing the extension to PDF. failing that try ghostview. You can then open this PDF/PS for editing, in ...


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3D Effect objects take a couple of special steps in order to add a stroke effectively. Select the object with the 3D Effect applied and choose Object > Group. In the Appearance Panel, add a New Stroke and then move that Stroke so it is below the Contents. Highlight the stroke in the Appearance Panel and choose Effect > Pathfinder > Add You ...


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This is quite easy to achieve using a few simple lines connected by a blend. Just create one half of the grid, then copy, rotate and mirror the effect for the other "axis". It would take about as much time as tracing the original, but would offer live editing abilities if you wanted to tweak the distortion. The image below took about 5 minutes to make. 12 ...


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If you are referring to the yellow/violet lines on the left... The layer highlight colors mean nothing technical at all. They are merely provided so you can visually separate the layers while you are working if you feel you need to. You can set a group of layers to use Blue, then another group to use red, then another to use green -- this is only so you ...


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After you created outlines to that font, the letters are then put in a group and minus front doesn't work well with groups. Try to ungroup the letters, select all and try again. If this doesn't work, try with each letter individually. PS: This is due to the fact that AI expects you to choose two layers when using Minus Front/Back and this is done with ...


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Creating PPT shapes in Illustrator. I do this practically everyday: Create shape in Illustrator, export as .emf from Illustrator. PLACE .emf into PowerPoint. Ungroup .emf. (Answer "Yes" to "do you want to convert to a MS Office drawing object") UNGROUP AGAIN. This reveals an invisible bounding bound on top of your shape. Select the invisible bounding ...


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Don't use a black only at 95%.... make 2 different rich black. One could be 40-40-40-100 and the other 30-30-30-90. Personally I recommend you use a bit more Cyan in your recipes rather than making all your CMY values equal: if the printer is not well calibrated (or is digital), a black with more cyan will still look steel black and not dark brown (eg. ...


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The easiest way I know to do this is to create a separate artboard for each illustration. To do this, make sure each one is grouped together. Go to File->Document Setup->Edit Artboards or just hit Shift+o to start editing the artboards. Then just click twice (not double-click) on each group to make a new artboard for each one, it will automatically size ...


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you need to select all your artworks, then go Object>Slice>Make file> save for web, after choosing the slice select tool from the left panel you can select each artwork holding shift, and then change from the right panel the options (file type, quality etc.) you can use slice select tool by double clicking on each object, it will bring a dialog box where ...


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Simply add an anchor point with the pen tool in the middle of the path(s) you want to delete, then select that anchor point with the white arrow (direct selection tool) and delete it! Edit... as requested You do what I suggested above for one side. Then you can do what I suggested above for the other side as well. If you want to keep some filling, ...


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In vector illustration software (such as Adobe Illustrator) you'd likely do this via envelop distort. This particular example, however, appears to have been done via analog means. It looks like someone took an image, placed it on a scanner, then moved it while it was being scanned.


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That's not so much a transformation as it is a distortion. Transforming alters the entire shape, whereas distortion only alters a portion of the shape. All "transform" operations tend to alter everything at least to some minor degree. If you want the second example just draw an angled shape above the rectangles and use the Pathfinder Panel to subtract the ...


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In addition to @Da01's great suggestion regarding envelope distort.... Illustrator does also have Warp Tools: Which can allow you to manually push/pull things around: I do also agree with DA01 that it looks more like a scanner and movement overall though.


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Appearance Style is probably the cause. Only thing we (in chat) have come up with anyways. If you have an Appearance Style using a Free Distort then you could end up with the result you're seeing:


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To align vertically or horizontally one side of your shapes, you can select the 2 vertical points you want to align with the white arrow (direct selection tool), and go in the menu "Object" and then select "Path." Then select "Average." A window will open and let you 3 choices; in your case, you want to align vertically, so choose "vertical." Then that ...


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Illustrator can do this in, no problems, its just easier in inDesign. You need to use variables to modify the text. See the manual for a more in depth discussion of how this works. Do this: Load the data First the hard part, reading the data from the excel file. Unfortunately, Adobe Illustrator does not support CSV files for a data source. They do, read ...



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