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I would contact the printer and ask them what size they would like the files delivered. A file that size still can result in issues if you are trying to deliver it at a 1:1 scale. I would ask the printer on their desired scale and at the rip to the digital printer they will modify it to a 1:1. Another thing to be aware of, you could run into computer ...
First and foremost, contact your printer. In my experience, lots of printers of large materials allow you to deliver a pdf in, say 1:10 or a similar scale, with some requirements to the dpi quality of your pdf. Second, I'd advise you to design regardless of size in Illustrator, and then place, process and distill everything to a printable pdf in InDesign.
After getting a good hint from @joojaa, I tried to create my own script and ultimately I found a great script called MultiExporter that is made by TomByrne. This script provides variety of options to export by layers or artboards, creating a ultimate streamline for tedious work of exporting many different individual icons. You get almost every possible ...
Only via a backup solution. There's no method within Illustrator itself or provided by Adobe.
Are you trying to have a physical swatch booklet? Then it would be better to go to Pantone website and buy from their industry standard swatch book. If you are just needing to use it in your design in illustrator: Swatches panel - Open swatch library - Color Books and choose your desired PMS book of colors.
There's couple different ways to achieve this. Select and lock (Object > Lock > Selection, Ctrl / Option+2) or hide (Object > Hide > Selection, Ctrl / Option+3) the existing path before drawing the second. Locking may be more useful than hiding, allowing you to still align the last anchor exactly over the existing path. Start drawing your ...
To achieve the best print quality the image should be in CMYK and 300 DPI, this will require an image 64800px wide and 14400px high. You can however print a file that is 150 DPI (I wouldnt go any lower than that) with a banner that size as long as it scales proportionately. You also want to consider adding an 1/8th inch bleed and be sure to leave room away ...
Easiest method I use... click for the second anchor away from the other path, while holding the click depress the Space bar and drag the click where you want it to be. This will prevent the two paths from joining. You just have to click and move with the spacebar down. This is generally the fastest method since you don't need to lock or hide or ...
Well you could simply only use the Grey swatches in the Swatch Panel. Or you could select art and choose Edit > Edit Colors > Convert to Greyscale -- note that this will not alter placed raster images or raster effects.
Fundamentally this just isn't how Illustrator, or vector applications in general, operate. Think of vector artwork as pieces of construction paper. You can't simply erase part of a piece of paper. You have to cut it then remove the cut section. This is how you would remove part of an object or group of objects in Illustrator. Features such as the Pathfinder ...
The top line is most likely set to superscript. Select the text, choose Show Options from the Character Panel menu, then click the Superscript button. CS6 screenshot, but should be the same in CS5. In CS5 you may need to uncheck the "superscript" option in the Character panel menu. I can't launch CS5 to check.
The mouse pointer shows what tool you have active. Just switch the tool to a different one from the tools window. Most likely you want to use either the black arrow (selection tool, for selecting whole objects, and isolating them) or the white arrow (direct select tool, for selecting object components). TIP: Most tools can switch between selection tool by ...
This may be too late for @rhumbrecht, but the Rounded Corners effect is more than likely the culprit. The two key pieces of evidence are 1. the green background object (with which the foreground interacts) has rounded corners, and 2. although the rounded corners effect was not used on the foreground object, it has been used somewhere along the line, as ...
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