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Draw 2 concentric circles Draw a connecting line (w. line tool for example) Enable rotate tool (with line selected) and alt click on the center of circle. Type in a value in degrees that is a divisior of 360 (2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 15, 20 etc) Hit duplicate Keep hitting ctrl+d (repeat last) until a full revolution is done. Image 1: Timelapse of description ...


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Spot A Pantone is a Pantone when it's a "spot" color. Make sure your Pantone swatches have the color type "spot color". Even if you color swatch says Pantone XYZ, it doesn't make it a Pantone; if it's not a spot color, it will be considered as a process color (CMYK). Conversion during export If you are 100% certain that your swatches are "spot" then ...


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They are called conflation artifacts, if you want to see how different vector engines react see here. If you want to understand the technical reason for some discussion see here. Basically conflation happens because we convert coverage to opacity, and that does not work. If you were to skip coverage based anti-aliasing then you wouldn't have any conflation ...


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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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you don't need to use pen tool to create curls rather create the curls with the circle and delete the quater and make sure your stroke cap is set to Round Here's a quick tutorial on this: After creating your logo you can Expend your object and can use pathfinder to merge all shape in to one shape and then you can also apply some artistic effects from ...


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You dont actually specify whether or not the image is something you have generated yourself in TK, have at hand or not. If you already have this code then you can export the TK applications canvas as EPS and open it in illustrator. All you need to do is call canvas.postscript(). If you want to use TK Simple sample in python 2: #!/usr/bin/python # -*- ...


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The easiest way to see white artwork in Illustrator is by opening the View Menu and selecting Show Transparency Grid. This gives your white artwork something to contrast with. You can adjust the color of the grid by going to File -> Document Setup.


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Found an interesting option in this video. Start by creating a grid with the Rectangular Grid or Polar Grid tool. Click Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Mesh Add some perspective with the Effect > 3D > Rotate and adjust to your liking. Move the points from the Mesh grid (not your original grid) until you get the desired effect. Go back and tweak ...


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Please follow these steps: Draw a Line from the line tool or press \ Open appearance panel or press SHIFT+ F6 Apply the hereunder setting, those setting will array the line "Polar Array" we will copy the line over itself and rotate each copy 10° and we will copy it 17 times. You can adhust the values the way you want it. Now we will draw two ...


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I've designed billboard art (same basic size as your project) for several different vendors, and they mostly ask for 10th (1:10) scale artwork at 300ppi with some kind of pocket allowance. 100% scale is not generally necessary. All vendors are different and may have different requirements, though, so check their respective web sites for upload requirements.


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This is possible to do. You just need to know a very rarely used feature*. First turn on transparency grid, so that you can observe the effect. Choose: View → Show Transparency Grid or hit Shift + Ctrl + D. Next make a primitive shape like a box to design the effect on (due to text grouping it is easier to design on something else first). In the ...


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Sorry about this, but I have just found the answer to my problem: Given this, I then created my own using Adobe Illustrator (seen in the following image). The outermost circle I used as one unit (in my case, 100 px diameter). Thanks anyway.


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One thing I would suggest when using geometric shapes to construct something like this is to turn the grid on and snap to the grid. This saves a lot of time worrying about dimensions and lining things up. A quick remake of the logo: The specific steps aren't important, as these will be different depending on your desired outcome. Just use shapes and the ...


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Duplicate the object that you wish to create a reflection of and flip it vertically (Object > Transform > Reflect, making sure you choose Horizontally) Duplicate the "reflection" group that you just made in the last step, then use the Pathfinder to combine all of the shapes into one Fill the new path with a black to white gradient (black = ...


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Don't modify the object, create a Clipping Mask instead. Draw a shape covering areas of the object you want to show Select the new shape and the intricate circle objects Object > Clipping Mask > Make


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You can do this in Illustrator by navigating to Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts: You will get the Keyboard Shortcuts panel: The default view is for Tools so you will need to click the drop down and select Menu Commands: Once in menu commands you click the carat for File and navigate to Export: Click within the Shortcut till it highlights orange and ...


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First of all it is really good! But I'll admit it took me awhile to understand what the poster is trying to tell me. It is not immediately obvious that the man and woman are in different countries. I suggest showing them outdoors, with the picture that was on the wall as their backgrounds, respectively. The various elements in the room are distracting. It ...


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This is not the fastest method, but it is the easiest to understand for novices. And has these added advantages: You can make unequal parts as well as equal parts. Just input different numbers in the pie chart data dialog. When using Divide you can keep the inner parts if you'd like to use them later on in your design. Get yourself some pie. Then open ...


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Another Smarter answer (just to enrich the answers) to use just one circle and to take advantage of the appearance tool. Draw a simple circle open the appearance panel by going to Windows > Appearance or just click SHIFT + F6 Now select the circle you have just drawn and make the herunder setting, or just make the values that you want. make sure to ...


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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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If you don't care about the dots lining up... You can quickly make something similar to your example in Illustrator using a dashed stroke. To draw the evenly spaced rings easily, I'd use the Polar Grid Tool. Then it's just a matter of setting the Stroke on the rings to dashed with gaps that fit your liking: You can of course fine tune each row to ...


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If you do care about the dots lining up... Illustrator's distort and transform effect is perfect for this sort of repeating pattern, but in order to get that exact pattern it will require some tweaking. Start with a dotted line (with 11 dots for your example) Add a Transform Effect via Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform... You'll notice ...


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Method 1 The answer is in your question title. Simply create a text box, set the alignment to justify and on each row of text with a single word in it, place a space between every letter except the last one. This will align it just the way you want it. DEMO: I didn't even have to add spaces between the letters of the single words Playing around with ...


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After experimenting, I found two decent methods. You can make a path with a thick, round cap/join stroke. If the two circles are the same size then you can Object > Expand... and this will sufficient. If you want each end to have a circle of a different size then you can then use the stroke width tool (Shift+W) to adjust each end. This works okay and ...


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Use Inkscape: Create co-centric guide lines and double click the lines to rotate by equal amount (I used 30 degrees). Create a series of co-centric unfilled circles manually setting the width and height, and moving them to the center. Create a filled circle, and copy paste some number of times. Use the "Rows and Columns" tool to spread them out along a ...


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You can do this with clipping masks. Pathfinder would also do this, as would compound paths. But presumably you want the text to stay editable. Do this make the clipping mask out of a square that has a circle on top of it and choose Object → Compound Mask → Make. you can then use this as a clipping mask. Thisway you get a inverse clipping mask. ...


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Unless there is a specific need to convert it to bitmap (raster image, as others have explained in comments) because, for instance, this is all your printer can handle, none of those. Always leave vector art as vector art. Export to PDF and print (or have it printed) from that (unless you need to print directly from your own Illu to your own printer; in that ...


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It's called a Ligature and is designed to aid in reading. You can customarily turn off ligatures via the OpenType Panel in Illustrator: You can also select the ligature and use the Glyph Panel to choose a different glyph if you'd like.


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Take the image of the blue circle below as an example. "Maintaining transparency" means when it is placed in a document, the checkered parts around the circle will remain see-through. transparency maintained If transparency is NOT maintained, the document bounds of the blue circle file will be visible (the white part). The edges around it will no longer ...


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If your printer doesn't require a real 100% size (usually they don't for this) then you can already skip the steps 3 and 4. Printers who deal with large formats like this one usually provide a scale as you already used and you can send your file at that 1/3 size. But check with the printer if they have a "favorite" scale or mention the one you used to the ...



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