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This isn't a direct import option, but if you have a set of shortcuts saved on Machine A, then there will be a file [set name].kys in your prefs folder. You can copy this file to the prefs folder on Machine B, and then just go to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts and choose your shortcut set. For a full reference of where your preferences folder is, you can ...


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The free alternative I ended up using is textfixer.com. There are two simple options, which is exactly what I was looking for. You can either remove line breaks and paragraph breaks, or just line breaks. Because I'm usually "re-styling" all text I input into the new program, I really only need a plain text source with paragraphs intact. I hope this helps ...


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You can simply go to Photoshop > open > yourfile.ai It will bring up a window so you see the image size and artboard size. Click ok, and there you have it! Use this image as a guide.


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You might try saving file in EPS format, it must be working. Good luck


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You can Export EPS/AI file from corel draw directly.


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I'm confuzzled. As far as I know, the shortcut for showing or hiding the grid in Illustrator is Option / Apple+' (as in the single quote key). That doesn't involve any function keys. To change keyboard shortcuts to you liking, go have a peek at Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts or press Alt+Shift+Control / Option+K.


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In corel Draw X6 or higher versions you can easily import *.ai files. Just go to File menu and Import then choose *.ai in the file format drop down list. As simple as 1, 2, 3. Good luck !!!


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you can use both Photoshop as well as illustrator to draw this object but in Photoshop its some how difficult to arrange some vectors. so i suggest to use Illustrator for this object.


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Nowadays, you can use either tool to accomplish these types of graphics. Adobe Illustrator is primarily a vector-based program, it has some raster-only elements available, such as drop shadows or outer glows. Likewise, Adobe Photoshop now allows you to work with vector-based objects (called smart objects) within the traditionally raster-based program. It ...


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You may want to try using the Pathfinder tool as well. This gives you a lot of flexibility when it comes to which direction you go without having to rearrange your layers.


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Well i figured it out. You put the path higher in the layers than the pattern, then select both, right click and make clipping mask. Voila!


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This might be an overprinting issue. Select the logo, go to the Attributes window, and make sure that the Overprint Fill and the Overprint Stroke boxes are not checked.


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Both styles, while slightly different, can be summed up as flat vector illustration


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No, it is not possible. Note, the Spacebar will toggle the preview option in some dialog windows.


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Yes, you should delete any extra elements before saving out your svg. Also how complex you map is? Svg's typically perform best without gradients, clipping masks, or additional effects like drop shadows. If you need to keep the detail why not just do a save for web from Illustrator as a png?


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There are two very similar graphic styles, and you happened to choose the other one. But you're not going to get a handle on this or make it a useful part of your skill set unless you understand what's actually happening here. This graphic style is just a combination of two Transform effects, one vertical and one horizontal. To understand how it works, ...


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This question contains two separate issues, how to do things programmatically and how do you model precise shapes. For all intents and purposes these are unrelated. Seems to me that the only reason you ask the first question is because you are not aware of how to precisely position items within the GUI, but I may be wrong. I will be demonstrating Adobe ...


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If I understand your question correctly, Arc Correction by S.H. will work for you. I haven't tried it myself, but it looks like it would do the job.


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When you scale something you have the option of scaling strokes, or not: Turning it on means a 200% scale would turn a 1 point line weight to a 2 point line weight. Leave it off and a 1 point line weight remains a one point line weight no matter what your resizing.


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Is what you're trying to distort placed or embedded? I get that error message when trying to distort objects placed from outside the document. Try copying the image and pasting it into Illustrator.


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each line is a path . so you select the path and modify its thickness by varying the stroke reading in the upper left area , just below the main toolbar.


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Try ticking the "use artboards" option when exporting and set your artboard to the size you want.


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You need to set DPI after your work si done - when exporting for print: save as copy - pdf - and there is place to set your desired resolution. Don't forget - it applies only for raster images.


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Everything you need to set is in the New Document window. This image shows all the correct settings based upon your question:


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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 ...


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In AI, go to File > Save As and select PDF from the document type. When the options for the PDF appear, go to the Compression section and in the following boxes, change all of the downsamplings to "Do Not Downsample" and compressions to "None" Print your PDF


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Well, you can't change the size of an anchor point in Illustrator at all other than the preference item to display them larger (but they all look about the same to me)... If you want to change the length of bezier handles on an anchor point, you can select anchors and then use the Scale Tool to change handle lengths. It's not the same as "adjusting the ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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 ...


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You can also try the shapebuilder tool after outlining the stroke


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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.


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Sadly, no. Undo is Illustrator's only way to walk you back to a previous version of a file. Because designers so often work on similar revisions of their files, and overwriting your work is so easy, it's a really good idea to have software in place that tracks your file history. Here are some popular options: Dropbox: The gold standard for fast, simple, ...


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Only via a backup solution. There's no method within Illustrator itself or provided by Adobe.


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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.


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It is possible that the font you're using is not supported by Illustrator. I would suggest trying another Arabic font. Reference: "Arabic and Hebrew type" Legacy font support Fonts that have been traditionally used (for example, AXT fonts) can continue to be used in this release of the software. However, it is recommended that newer Open Type ...


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It's already been resolved on another post, but I'll write it here: you need the free plugin from astute graphics. Check the page, scroll down, check the animated gif about the orient tool. It does what it promises. I checked. Oh, and not affiliated with them. http://www.astutegraphics.com/software/subscribe/


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I think @Max Tokman is right, but you don't need to go through Photoshop. Just Edit > Preferences > Units (Ctrl/Command+K) to switch your General Units to Pixels. Then click your Artboard Tool (Shift+O) from the main tool panel. Then in the Control Bar, check the following properties: Reference Point - One of the four corners must be selected, none ...


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You should first understand the theory for print design. When working in print (which includes silkscreening) white equals paper/stock/material being printed on. It is not necessary to make everything transparent. Simply filling or stroking objects with white is just as good and is often easier to work with. I don't see any area which would require the ...


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Your illustrator object or object group is likely positioned with non-integer or odd (as opposed to even) horizontal coordinates. My suggestion is to export from Illustrator to Photoshop and finalize image manipulation there.


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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 ...


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Okay try this: With your star selected Object > Path > Offset Path Check the Preview button so you can see in real time what happens. Change Offset to whatever width looks good. Joins can probably stay at Miter and limit leave at 4. In your layers panel you will now see another star, but a bit larger. Select this one AND the paths under it; your square ...


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Would help a bit if you mentioned what version of Illustrator you are using. Otherwise the effect might not exist. In CS5 or CS6 I might try: Effect > Distort & Transform > Roughen or Zig Zag. Cool thing about Effects is they are none destructive so no need to outline text or expand paths. Check your Appearance panel to disable or make changes ...


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Simply disable Smart Guides (View > Smart Guides). Smart Guides will show a highlight of the text when you hover over an envelope. Since the basis of the envelope is undistorted text, that's what you see. It's blue to indication is it merely an on screen highlight. The blue won't actually print or be present when saving/exporting.


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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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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.


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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 ...


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The title of your question is "how to distress a font". The body of your question is "why doesn't Pathfinder do what I want". I like the first question better, so I'll answer that. Set the type you want to "distress" at several sizes. Print it out. Trace over the font with various types of media until you find one that feels right. Scan a few of your ...



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