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or use this script that draws a rectangle on the active artboard var idoc = app.activeDocument; var r = idoc.artboards[idoc.artboards.getActiveArtboardIndex()].artboardRect; idoc.pathItems.rectangle(r[1], r[0], r[2]-r[0], r[1]-r[3]);


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I am not aware of any iDevices application doing proper color management. So, there is not much you can do about it.


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Using Adobe Flash, you can break apart vectors and when ungrouped they automatically combine to form one vector. I still use Flash to this day because of simplicity such as this, and it still a great tool for quickly manipulating vectors.


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you can also just click on the art board and then type the dimensions that you want the square to be, then use the align answer that Scott has just told you about.


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Alright well this is somewhat two different questions. For help with your leaf issue you might want to see this related question: Distribute objects along a path in Illustrator Now as far as blending along a path, sure. Can use Replace Spine: or manually adjust the path however you want, this works before or after replacing the spine. Its just like any ...


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Replace the spine of a blend. Create a blend. Draw a path that you want the blend to follow Select the blend and your path Choose Object > Blend > Replace Spine This will replace the straight path of the blend with your new path, whatever it is. More info on blends can be found by reviewing the help files.


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Yes, according to this post by Open Studio creating paths from guides can be done this way. Create a path from a guide so it can be printed or manipulated as a vector. Unlock your guides then: Windows = Hold down Shift + Ctrl + Alt and double click the guide Mac OS = Hold down Shift + Command + Option and double click the guide I've tried ...


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Solution Found. This is clearly not the best, cleanest most beautiful solution but it works exceptionally well. My Process: 1. Draw the icon in Illustrator 2. Save out as .ai file 3. Open .ai in OSX iDraw 4. Export to SVG from iDraw Simple solution: 1. Draw the icon in iDraw 2. Export to SVG from iDraw I hope this helps other folks out


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You could create a clipping mask that will mask off the parts of the object that you don't want to have visible. In my opinion this is better than permanently deleting; you can edit it and move it around if you change your mind about the positioning of the red stripes. Is the black shape already a vector object? If so, copy it and bring it to the front of ...


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Switch to the Artboard tool (Shift+O) Note the W and H measurements in the Control Panel across the top of the screen Grab the Rectangle Tool and click once on the artboard (just click, no drag) This brings up the Rectangle Options dialog. Input the W and H measurements you noted from the artboard Set the Align panel to Align to Artboard Click the Center ...


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Yes. Look at Symbols in Illustrator A symbol is an art object that you can reuse in a document. For example, if you create a symbol from a flower, you can then add instances of that symbol multiple times to your artwork without actually adding the complex art multiple times. Each symbol instance is linked to the symbol in the Symbols panel or to a ...


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This is a common error in .SVG file .. that's because hard curves (curves made with only two anchors and long handles) this cant not be rendered good by the browser. The best thing to do is to divide your path into smaller segments, specially around the anchor that have the problem. Just go to Object > Path > Add Anchor Points


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I tend to get the best results from my SVG saves when the coordinates of my objects have clean decimal values. For example, an object at X = 100.452 would be moved to X = 100.5. I've experienced slight movements similar to your issue when leaving objects at coordinates with messy fractional parts.


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There IS an automated method. You can use Wundes' Join text frames script, which will take all the separate text boxes and merge them into one.


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Just draw a series of diamond shapes with whatever you want in the shapes. Select the shapes Use the Free Transform Tool to reduce the height of all the shapes at once. Stack the shapes on top of each other Align the shapes Add your arrows. If you want some added depth to the shapes, add bottom sides by copying the base shape and adding 2 anchors for ...


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Ok. So you'll make each of your graphics a symbol. Draw a square. Select the square>Effects>3d rotate Move the perspective box around till you have it how you want and then you can map the symbol art to your square. If you want to change things, you can access the 3d effect through the appearance panel. Play around, give it a shot!


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Select the text with the Direct Selection Tool (the white arrow). Copy and delete or use Edit > Cut Grab the Text Tool and click to start a new text object, then just paste. The formatting (color) should paste right along with the text. The pasted text will be one string. You may have to reposition the new text string. One way to get around ...


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This will work if you have Photoshop. Depending on your version of software, you should be able to open your Adobe Illustrator (or PDF file) file directly in Photoshop (right click and select "open with…" and select Photoshop). You can then select the image size in pixels and resolution. Then "Save as…" JPEG.


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You can make one 3000x3000px artboard with 72ppi and then go to File > Export > jpg. In the dialog box choose low quality (72ppi) and you will have your 1:1 exported JPG.


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You can export the art board to be any size even if you didn't make the art board at 3000x3000. When you are done with the graphic just go to file - save for web. Put in 3000x3000 for the width and height.


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if you go to System Preferences >> Keyboard and activate "Use all F1,F2 etc keys..." you will only have to use F2 after teh action is set. No Fn Key needed. Hope this helps


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Use the Stroke Panel to add an arrowhead to the path. You can use that to see the beginning and end of a path, then remove the arrowhead. As far as I'm aware, there's no direct method to find the starting anchor, only add some appearance to it so you can see it.


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Check out the copy to objects script in Wundes illustrator script archive. It basically does what you want right out of the box: User selects two (or more) objects: This script copies the top most object to the position and size of all other selected objects.


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Select text, then go for Type>Create outlines, then Object>Expand Appearance, and then Object>Path>Outline Stroke


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I'm not really certain what the question is here. Yes, you can use Illustrator and yes you can use Photoshop. It all depends upon your preferred working method and desired end results. Illustrator will be slower the more objects you have. There's no real workaround for that, but utilizing layers and symbols properly will assist (turn off layer visibility ...


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No. Symbols and libraries are document independent, they do not "link" to other documents. In addition you can't use linked images within symbols. You will have to either duplicate symbols manually across documents, or used linked files and forget about using symbols. Just create a file that is "footer.ai" and use File > Place to place a linked version ...


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It is not a frequent problem, however sometimes one wants to move an artboard with all the guides. The solution is not perfect, but worked for me: Before I drag the artboard I "release the guides" - View->Guides->Release guides After I dragged the artboard I "make the guides" from converted shapes (+ select the lines again): View->Guides->Make guides


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Before setting your guides, switch to the Artboard Tool (Shift + O), then drag out your guides. You'll notice when you do this that the guides will finish at the edge of the artboard, instead of running off over the entire work area. When you move your artboard, the guides will travel with it.


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Unfortunately Illustrator cannot distinguish between transparent and white when tracing. But there is a workaround: set your transparent areas to a solid key colour, and after tracing, delete the key colour. Here's how: With your artwork in Photoshop, create a solid colour behind the artwork to be traced (with Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color ...


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I'm starting backwards on this answer. From the final question. Exporting to pdf When you export a pdf format for print, you should use a specific subformat for example the X family X-1a. This format excude unnesesary features and process the file so it only have the data you need for print. This are old formats but work well. This dosen't alow ...


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The PNG format is for screen. It is an entirely incorrect format to use in any print production files. Not only does PNG not support CMYK, many Raster Image Processors (RIPs) do not understand the format and will choke on it. The correct formats to use would be the native Photoshop format (.psd) or .TIFF. Both these formats support CMYK color, allow ...


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To print US Letter borderless you probably need to print on a 11x17 then trim down the page. Your print most likely doesn't print to the edge because it needs area to grab onto to move the paper through. Make sure to add a 1/8" bleed on anything and to add crop marks to get a full edge to edge print.


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You can use the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow) to select the paths of the clipping mask and add a stroke to them. Do not use the Selection Tool (black arrow). I'd just use a gradient with middle stops as an extra fill on text objects, allowing the text to remain "live" and editable. This is easiest with single lines of text, but the gradient can ...


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There is no effect which is going to mimic that sample. You can try: Adjusting the settings for image trace Scan the original at a higher resolution Enlarge the original when you scan it (tracing a larger image will pick up more detail because the detail will be larger). Manually add the areas which are not being traced well.


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Exporting/Saving to PDF does not generally mean you want to alter the page size. And really, there's no option to resize when saving/exporting to PDF. Ideally, you configure the Illustrator file at the desired output size.


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As I originally find it here acrobat shows a white background by default. You can open the pdf file in Acrobat App and click Ctrl+K and check the Show Transparency Grid But by default, browsers and Acrobat app on other PCs will show a white background.


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it is in Preferences -> GPU Performance, you have to uncheck "Enable Animated Zoom"


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You can also use this script https://gist.github.com/TomByrne/7816376/ It export layers in Illustrator in separate SVG.


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Just like InDesign..... Select your text and bring up the Tabs window (Window > Type > Tabs). Drag the bottom portion of the left marker inward. This is your "to here" mark. Then you can drag the top portion to the right to indent all the lines. You do need to also set a left side tab in the same position as the bottom half marker in order to get ...


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I used a negative value for the "First-line indent" it works like charm


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Your question is a little file specific, but I'm sure you're not the only one stuck at this basic point ... Judging by the screens you provided, it appears that you have a couple of things going on: The orange "mountains" consist of a fill and blending mode to create the color overlay on the "lake bed" texture. You are trying to take that mountain shape, ...


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You can use this short little snippet of a script: #target illustrator function ChangeTextContents(){ if(app.documents.length > 0 && app.documents[0].selection != null){ var newText = prompt("Enter new text:", ""); if(newText != null){ var sel = app.activeDocument.selection; for(var i=0; ...


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There is no direct method to create InDesign pages from Illustrator. Draw an image frame in InDesign and link to the illustrator file.


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This really depends a lot on how a clipping mask is created. You can have layer-level clipping masks which mask everything on that layer. Layer-level clipping masks are created by selecting a path and choosing the Make Clipping Mask from the Layers Panel Menu. What this does is mask everything on that layer based on the designated shape. An object-level ...


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Clipping mask shapes should encompass the areas you want visible. From your screen shot, it would appear you need to mask or remove the blue gradient from the areas outside your clipping mask. It is really difficult to understand what you are seeking to accomplish though.


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Artboards (or canvases) are not drawable objects. That is to say, you can't fill them with color or otherwise alter them the same way you would an object. Think of the artboard/canvas in Illustrator as your desk... things just sit on top of it, but you don't actually alter it. It's because of this fundamental difference that they are generally referred to ...


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Convert to outlines and do pathfinder > merge.


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You can't. The appearance of the end caps is a property that is applied to a whole stroke, or not at all. As an alternative, you could use the width tool to give a line without caps a blocky appearance on one side, and round on another.


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Instead of connecting the circles with a line at the bottom connect it with a rectangle: Use the unite tool:


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Try the shape Builder tool, it lets you precisely combine many shapes into one in a more intuitive way. To create a shape using the Shape Builder tool, do the following: Create the shapes on which you want to apply the Shape Builder tool. Using the Selection tool, select the paths that you need to merge to create the shape. Select the Shape Builder tool ...



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