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Adding to Ilan's answer, here's another resoure you will find useful: > The iOS Design Cheat Sheet The site states the different sizes and resolutions for iPhone and iPad, as well as instructions on typography, icons, corners, grids, bars and tables. Regarding workflow, take a look at Marc Edwards' App Design Workflow. He starts with a 1x (non-retina) ...


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First and foremost you should start at "Designing Great Apps" and "Designing for iOS". If you don't aware of these sources your app certainly will be rejected by Apple. What to use? Anything you are most familiar with, Illustrator, Photoshop, Pixelmator or any other app you can run, and better - on Retina display. You should perform a lot of searching and ...


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As far as I'm aware, the only possible solution is to drag that shape to the Symbol Panel and ensure you enable the 9-Point Scaling Option. Then you would use a Symbol instance when you needed that art. 9-point scaling allows the interior of an object to scale while keeping corners and edges as close to original as possible. Basically, it splits the art ...


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SVG is made for two-dimensional graphics with support for interactivity and animation and it could support raster and vector graphics--wiki. so it is preferable before exporting SVG from Illustrator is to help illustrator to simplify the artwork by flatten your 3D Artwork as well as any masks/transparencies you made in your logo.


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Crop the image in Photoshop down to the appropriate size (500px x 500px) and place that into your Illustrator artwork.


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The most common reason for bloated PDFs from Illustrator is when the "keep editable in Illustrator" option is active. When this option is on, it embeds the whole .ai file (compressed, for sure) in the PDF. You may also have a look at the font embedding options, and, as mentioned in an other answer, the image compression settings. If that does not quite ...


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Illustrator: You can use compound shapes to get the desired shape. Take two rectangles that, when placed over each other help create the "shape" you're looking for, and then combine them using the Pathfinder tools into one shape. See http://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/combining-objects.html for more details. Apply whatever stroke/fill/patterns you ...


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Directly from the documentation: "Strokes get ignored by the app. You can convert them to fills." Typically if you're doing any work with glyphs you will want to export as simple a shape as possible. The fewer overlapping shapes and extra points, the easier it will be for a program to render it as you expect. This is especially true when using something ...


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I would simply use a Graphic Style which has 3 strokes of varying offsets. The graphic style will always follow the shape outline without any additional editing. If you must use a brush, the Pattern Brush is the best option if you want the ends to join. However, you need to set the corners properly: Corner options only available in Illustrator CC+. ...


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you have two choices using brushes. using the pattern brush, and to create corners you have to define the shape of the corners in the pattern brush. please follow this link how to do a pattern brush but if you want to use the art brush or even the pattern brush, you have to add an anchor point between the last anchor that have the problem and the one ...


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One option for reducing the file size of your document is to edit your image compression settings in the Save Adobe PDF dialog. There is a second index tab called Compression. Try to set the compression for all bitmap image types (Color, Grayscale, Monochrome) to Automatic (JPEG) and adjust the desired image quality.


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Scott hit the nail on the head by saying this isn't possible. You can work around this, however, by making clever use of the Smart Guides. Ensure your Smart Guides are switched on (View > Smart Guides or Ctrl / Cmd+U and that snapping to all kinds of grid is turned off. Turn Snap to Point on (View > Snap to Point or Ctrl / Cmd+Alt+". Choose the objects you ...


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If these anchor points are unconnected or have at least one open end, then you can simply use the Join command (Object > Path > Join). If these anchor points already have 2 paths connected to them, no you won't be able to connect a third path to the anchor points. Illustrator anchors have an "in" and an "out" direction and that's all they can do. In ...


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I'm really not clear about what it is you're asking and the video link doesn't really aid in explaining either. You can hold the Command (Mac) or the Ctrl (Win) to temporarily access the last Selection Tool used. I suspect what you are seeing is work with the pen tool, hold down the key above and use the Direct Selection Tool to move something, then let ...


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What it looks like to me, is one of two things... you are saving to png(an RGB format), from a CMYK file Solve: Under file, check your document color mode and make sure it's set to RGB, illustrator defaults to CMYK for print and you should be able to change that in your preferences if you want. or you are viewing some proof color mode Solve: Under ...


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Simple just use a CMYK swatch an the color will change


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Not sure what version of illustrator your using, and there are multiple ways to handle this, but one way is... One Simple Solve: Go to illustrators top menu, and select view, scroll down and select "Snap to Pixel", then drag only the offending edge/points a tiny bit one way or the other and it will snap to the pixel grid fixing your issue. Additional ...


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Unfortunately, this is an Illustrator default and cannot be modified. I have tried unsuccessfully many times, I can appreciate your frustration. HOWEVER! THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE! You can do a bit of a work-around, where you physically trim the excess raster image outside of your clipping mask. This tutorial explains it in full detail: ...


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You can transform selected anchor points using the Free Transform Tool. You do not have to transform an entire shape. I've seen the video. However, I don't recall the exact part you are posting about and I'm not going to scour the video for that half second clip. But, with the Free Transform tool you can make a perspective transform which will bring two ...


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In the video, he uses the scale tool (s). Select the two points with your direct selection tool, click scale, and then pull into the middle.


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Adobe introduced a new feature in CC called Extract Assets. I haven't played with it yet, but it looks like it has options for exporting at multiple resolutions. In the past I've used an app called Slicy (Mac only I'm afraid) which let's you output 1x and 2x resolutions. I still had to create a 1.5x version in the same file (which Slicy would output as a 3x ...


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I have a tip maybe it could help. make some dummy boxes (or group your objects you want it in the same artboard). each one of those dummy boxes represent a new Artboards, arrange it the way you want with your favorit tools (smart guides, align panel, dynamic transformation ..etc). after you finished the alignment and arrangement of those boxes, click on ...


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since you mentioned Variables, one possible solution would be to turn your placeholder text in illustrator into variables with the help of this script, then create a valid xml variable library and load it to populate your text placeholders.


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Unfortunately, Adobe hasn't seen a scenario where a user would want to move more than one artboard at a time. I'm not certain why this limitation exists. However, there's no way to manually move two or more artboards at the same time. The only way to move more than one artboard simultaneously is via Object > Artboards > Rearrange... which may or may ...


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The features you list are part of Photoshop and have never been part of Illustrator.


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Looks like the link Ian Dunn posted might be your ticket. Here's an excerpt from that page: In the SVG export options, I select Style Elements, and I select the Include Unused Graphic Styles option. It will declare sandStyle and blueSky as CSS styles in the SVG document. Here is the SVG output generated by Illustrator CC: <style ...


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Most likely due to Smart Guides being on. View > Smart Guides (unless it's in a different place for CS5, which is possible).


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you can achieve the desire effect without redraw your star. using clipping mask and it can work perfectly with rasterized shapes. unite all your white strokes (after your convert it to outline) and color it to black. cut the united shape [CTRL+x] click on your star and make a mask in the transparency panel by clicking on [make ] button. now your star is ...


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Illustrator can't do Pathfinder effects on rasterised files it has placed. To achieve this effect, you will indeed have to use a clipping mask: draw a circle snugly around your star; unite all your white lines to a single shape; subtract the lines shape from the circle using the Pathfinder; ungroup the result... ...and make it a compound path: Object > ...


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It's a pretty straight-forward, simple, thing to combine the countries into continents for that file. Granted, it's simple, but will take some time. Simply select the countries and then click the Pathfinder Unite Button. That's all there is to it. To make selection easier, you can select via the Layers Panel by clicking the circle to the right of the layer ...


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If you couldn't find another source of your map so you have just one choice, is to make regions of each country you want to cut it using livepaint. select all the map using the black arrow tool. select the [live paint tool] and pick in the white space of each country. use [Expand appearance] to extract the livepaint ungroup the result and move it to a new ...


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Possibly doable using Adobe's ExtendScript Toolkit to create a JS-powered automation script to pull the data from the CSV and apply it as needed inside Illustrator. But this is beyond my Illustrator-fu. Check out http://www.adobe.com/devnet/scripting.html to see how you might be able to accomplish this.


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It's your Eyedropper settings. Double-click the Eyedropper tool to open the Eyedropper Settings. Uncheck the Appearance box under the, "Eyedropper Picks Up" column. If you've been trying to sample colors before changing this setting, you may have to clear the appearance by clicking on the Appearance palette options and choosing the, "Clear Appearance" ...


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Thanks for that guys. I figured it out. I tried bunch of different options but 'Warp Tool' seemed to be the closest. I used it with these settings: Here are the results:


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Those aren't distressed per se. They are emulating offset printing on lower quality substrates. Photocopies, or newsprint. Essentially, it's an effect that you'd see when printing solid blocks of color where you get uneven ink coverage. The most typical way to achieve this is scanning in the actual texture you want to use. If you Google "print textures" ...


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There are many ways to do this and to achieve this effect very easy you can just use a ready-made texture (search for example for “vintage” or “letterpress”). If I wanted to make my own texture I would use photoshop and start with a new black layer on top of my image. Then i would add a low amount of Noise to it (Filter > Noise > Add Noise …) Now ...


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Let me begin by saying this method is just a workaround - the dark side of Android is, unfortunately, the multitude of screen sizes and densities we designers and developers need to work with, and the only way to create pixel-perfect assets in Photoshop is doing it manually. The following solution works only in Photoshop, as far as I know: If I understand ...


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I would go about creating your shapes then applying the Wrinkle Tool: If you double click the tool you get the options for the tool: Create your shape: Apply your settings in the panel and apply it to the stroke: You will need to play with it but you can adjust your stroke and make the effect thicker, finer, or whatever you want:


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Any of your 3 attempts are good. You need to realize that filters, effects, and automated methods only get you so far. There comes a point where you need to stop looking for the "magic button" or "shortcut" to an end product and roll up your sleeves and start some manual effort. What I would do is take any of your three attempts (probably #2) and start ...


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I had the same problem. I used Object > Flatten Transparency (with the art selected) and it fixed it. Why? I have no idea but it did work, even though there was no transparency applied to the art that I know of.


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@DA01 I think you are missing the point. You are correct that spot colors can't be printed via a CMYK printer. The Pantone to CMYK values provided by illustrator swatches also don't always accurately match Pantone Book colors with what comes out of the printer. The large format print solution to this problem is to print an entire CMYK pantone chart using ...


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This is what I find to be an acceptable solution. First, create a gradient mesh to a box as follows. Second, drag every other box to a suitable location. Third, rotate each box to a suitable angle. Fourth, drag each vertex to a suitable location. Fifth, pick up color for each vertex from the original figure. Sixth, use the original figure to ...


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You might want to check that you don't have the option "Align New Objects to Pixel Grid" checked in the Transform panel (under the submenu in the upper right hand corner). See the image below for further explanation on its placement.


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Since GitHub supports PSD file viewing & diffing, there is no reason not to use it for collaborative graphic design.


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It's possible, but it depends on how the object was created in the first place. Here are the basic steps: Select the Smart Object from the Layers panel Double-click the Smart Objects thumbnail in the Layers panel. Make edits to the source content file, then choose File > Save. More details here.


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No. Illustrator does not interpolate any raster image and does not store "effective" ppi settings either. There is no feature, tool, or method to ask Illustrator to read, interpret, or show the ppi of an embedded or linked raster image therefore there is no mechanism for Illustrator to doanything regarding ppi on a raster image. You may have some luck by ...


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Drag and drop the placeholder image onto your Illustrator artboard. When you want to update the placeholder you can go to the Window->Links to bring up the Links panel which shows external images that are "linked" to in your artwork. From there you can relink, update the link (if the placeholder source image was updated), and even embed the link into your ...


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The Path Fitting and Minimum Area options from Live Trace are not directly transferable to Image Trace. However, adjusting the Paths options will sort of adjust things in the same manner.


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The issue was being caused by the rounded corners effect applied to the shape being cut. Moral of the story: rounded corners must be done manually if you don't want to alter the shape of the negative space within the shape as well.


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You can't. The color groups folders in the Swatch Panel can only contain colors. There is no workaround to allow them to contain gradients or patterns.



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