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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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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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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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First, you may need a pathfinder. Which can be found on Window > Pathfinder. Then do the following: Select the lines that you may need to cut it out, and then do Pathfinders > Outline. (optional)2a. You may ungroup them, to select each individuals. 2b. Now, you can select the following excess lines by using any selection tool you like. I prefer, ...


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Ok do this: Make a line about the length of the ZigZag size you need(use the line tool or pen tool). Make sure to put a color on the Stroke or Fill of the line before the next step. Go to Effect > Distort & Transform > ZigZag Click the preview checkbox and adjust the Size and Ridges per Segment sliders until satisfied. Once you've hit OK you'll have ...


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No. Illustrator does not have the same facility which Adobe InDesign has where work in progress is saved periodically to a temp directory.


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Make a copy of this file, just in case this is not the answer you seek. I would group the background first. Make a copy of it, paste it in place and lock it. Then, I would copy the light green circle. I would then use the light green circle to create a Clipping Mask so that you get all the knitted pattern inside the circle. You can then "paste in place" the ...


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It looks as though the image has been desaturated first and gradients liberally applied to a layer above as in: This creates something akin to this: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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An alternative to @BurningLemons Adobe Illustrator answer would be to use a set of objects with gradients with one of the color stops set to transparent. Once you have your objects you can mix & match opacity and blending modes to achieve your desired effect. In the above image, note that the individual path (with a gradient fill) has been adjusted. ...


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Adobe Ideas essentially uses the Blob Brush to draw. This means it expands artwork and nothing remains as a stroke. Everything becomes a shape. In Illustrator... An easy way to reduce the width of a shape, especially in a black and white image, is to add a white stroke to the shape. Then select the shape and choose Object > Expand. Then click the ...


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With a vague understanding of the problem, here are some options: Use Symbols, get your base appearance then break or modify as needed. Use Graphic Styles, get your base appearance, then break or modify as needed.


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A better option than using the 'Convert Anchor Point Tool' is to use the 'Direct Select Tool'. After selecting the tool then HOLD 'option' or 'alt' (You will get a '+' mark on the side of tool). This will allow you to select individual anchor point handle's, instead of the pair. More information on editing objects


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Well, I found the answer so I might just as well post it here :) Select the convert anchor point tool and option drag the point. It was hard to find since no visual clue is given that this will happen until you start to drag.


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Basically I draw a line parallel to the slider and after changing the shape I make the new slider follow that line. Of course you can also use a piece of tape on your screen. To make it myself easier use the following combinations: line ("\"), gradient tool (G) and select object below (cmd+alt+[) Another way is to use the Info window to show the slider's ...


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You can also do it with other CS6 compatible scripts: Select Open Paths Close All paths Select Open Paths And this super nice one that lets you select open paths, gradients, transparencies, etc: Extended Select


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In short you can't, not with simulate paper color. If you make the paper black then nothing appears because you've already used maximum ink. There are special inks available for this but its not something Illustrator simulates very well. See this question for a little more information: Printing in black paper? What you probably want to do is set the ...


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You could use a stroke, then use Object → Expand to create the lines? Here’s a speedrun attempt at it. :) But, if you actually want to snap the control points of the curve to a certain place, and have them both match, you can use guides. I don't think that's going to give you a nice curve though.


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The easiest way to do this is to either recolor what you already have via Edit > Edit Colors > Recolor Artwork or.... Create your mesh without any color. Using simple opacity options in the mesh to add shadows and highlight. Then add a new fill via the Appearance Panel and move that fill below the "Mesh" object in the Appearance Panel. This is just ...


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The problem you encountered is, that by cutting that many small detailed paths into pieces, you are creating tons of path fragments, that are not connected to anything anymore. It can be really difficult to select them, therefore some of those just stay where they where when you are trying to move pieces of the paper. Clipping Masks are very useful when you ...



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