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There are many ways of approaching this. Your right a curve does not have to be made out of one piece, it can be built out of several pieces. In fact one curve can be built out of several curves. I have answered a similar question, about spiral caps, mostly the same applies here. When you do is you make a initial shape and then rotate and mirror it about. ...


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In Illustrator, you when you rotate an object using the rotate tool, you can first click once to set the pivot pint and that's what your object will rotate around. arrange your cards in a row so that they are not quite on top of each other, and then pivot them all at the same pivot point. To ensure they are all rotated at the same pivot point, rotate the ...


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tldr No, because of standards. Not out of the box Adobe and PostScript simply use cubic Béziers. A cubic Bézier has 4 points. The decision is arbitrary and was done ages ago. The underlying vector specifications PostScript, PDF and SVG only natively support 2 (square) and 3 (cubic) order Béziers. So any export to these engines would need to change your ...


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Spot colors These refer to the ink process of how a color is printed. If you're using CMYK (process colors), the colors on your page will be created by printing various amounts of either Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and/or Black on top of each other to create that color. But spot colors are their own ink color. So if you have a spot orange color, you're not ...


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You could use clipping mask instead. Create your shape over your grid. right click > Clipping mask


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In Illustrator's preferences there is an option to change an objects bounding box: Use Preview Bounds With this selected the bounding box of an object (and therefor what is affected by alignment etc.) takes in to account any and all appearances that object has, including drop shadows or any other effects. Turn this option off and your bounding box will ...


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If your problem is with the points aligning, then you can use the alignment tool. But if its about the behavior of your strokes overlapping, you can try experimenting with its corners. Hope this helps!


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The shape is cut into 2 and the lower part is given a gradient to darker color. Here is a example showing the final result and then the shape outlines: One can further subside to pieces to get more control over the effect. Also you can use lighter parts in the gradient to make it more visible. Bevel is a good name for this.


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You can't. A compound path is treated as one single path, that's the whole point of a a compound path. Any fill, stroke, effect or anything applied to your compound path is applied to the whole compound path, not just one sub path. If you want to color part of your compound path differently you will need to duplicate the parts you want to color as new ...


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Your document is CMYK, the color you are sampling is RGB. When you set that color in your Illustrator document it is being converted from one color space (and mode) to another. Color conversion from one color mode to another will never be perfect and RGB contains a lot of colors that simply cannot be represented in a CMYK color space. It depends on the ...


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You can't find it because it doesn't exist. Your best bet is to record an Action and assign a keyboard shortcut to it.


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Because the masks do different things. The clipping mask you show in Photoshop does a slightly different thing. Conceptually you could see it as painting the top image on any opaque pixels in the bottom image so the order makes sense like that. The clipping mask in Illustrator just uses a path to reveal parts of the containing image. The equivalent in ...


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You could make use of the repeat-last-action facility (Mac: Cmd-D, Windows: Ctrl-D). For example, create one box, then alt-drag the box so it duplicates it and snaps next to it (use Smart Guides to help - View > Smart Guides). Then press Cmd-D multiple times to create a trail of boxes. Then select all of the boxes, alt-drag them to create a second row of ...


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You can't with slices. Slices are designed to output HTML tables so they are only rectangular. There aren't that many signs anyway so I would separate them manually, it shouldn't take more than a minute or two. Instead of using slices though, I would put each sign on its own artboard so you can easily export to JPG or PNG. Manually separate the signs ...


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Rasterization turns your vector artwork in to a raster image. A raster image is made up of pixels. Ergo pixelation. There's no way around that. Either your Illustrator document is too small (Illustrator defaults to 1pt = 1px, i.e 72PPI) or you chose too low a resolution in the rasterize dialog. To get a higher resolution image (i.e less pixelation), simply ...


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You need to change the colorization method to 'Exact': You can change the colorization method for all colors in the Color Reduction Options dialog by clicking the button next to the presets. Also make sure you have 'Recolor Artwork' checked.


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One quick way of doing it is to use the Rectangular Grid Tool + Live Paint Bucket: Then you just use the Live Paint Bucket and add the different colors to the different squares: And finally don't forget to remove the border color. Like I did. It took me just a few seconds to draw the grid and start painting, it should take just a few minutes in total ...


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Embed is one of the commands you can't execute with an action (perhaps someone else can explain specifically why, I'm not sure). You can do this with a really short script, here's an example of the code: #target Illustrator if ( app.documents.length > 0 ) { while ( app.activeDocument.placedItems.length > 0 ) { placedArt = ...


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In general, no. If there is an italic version of the font available, using that obviously has preference. There are lots of fonts without an italic version, though. Especially (cheap) display fonts usually are a single style. I'd say you can shear those as you want. I guess the point where shearing becomes bastardising is when you can easily see that the ...



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