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Try with a lowercase 'd' and rearrange to 'dTR'.


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You can find the font! First, using photoshop, separate the text from the logo. This might be easiest by using the magic wand tool (CONTIGUOUS checkbox checked) and holding shift to select each part of the chiseled typeface. Create a new layer and in there fill the selection with black. Delete the logo layer and save as a jpeg. Upload to something like What ...


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There is a plethora of scripts out there for saving graphics from Illustrator for mobile. It's way faster than using "save for web". Here is one, but there are dozens. Plus you can write or edit them yourself. https://uncorkedstudios.com/blog/export-to-ios-photoshop-script


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Here is another solution entirely. Based on your comments which you should edit into the question. #target illustrator // jooBloat.jsx // // Copyright (c) 2015 Janne Ojala // License: http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT main(); function main(){ handlePaths(activeDocument.selection); } function bloatPoint(path, amount) { var pts = path.pathPoints; ...


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First, you want to apply a bulge to your text, I like to Make With Warp. Bulge it Then extrude it The key to this effect is the Perspective setting.


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How to fit a triangle to 3 points is described in this post Image 2: Three point arc So it turns out that you can use a few properties of circles, lines and >triangles. You can always form a circle that hits 2 points by drawing the >center of the circle on the midpoint normal of the connecting line. You can >find the midpoint by drawing any ...


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The R shortcut is to select the rotation tool. When you'll press ALT and click on a corner, you should see 3 little dots near your pointer. Then this window is supposed to appear. If it doesn't work for you, I have no explanation why, and I think the ALT key is the same on Mac or Windows. But you're not stuck, you can always use the TRANSFORM panel to ...


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Draw a rectangle and set it the color you want the corners to be. Grab the Gradient Mesh Tool Click once in the center of the rectangle Change the color You can then move the anchor handles to adjust the effect if you wish. The gradient is a bit rough in the animation due to the gif format and a desire to keep image size small. But in reality the ...


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The way I do it is by using a single radial gradient and a clipping mask. Follow the steps: Create a rectangle the size of your document and fill it with white or light grey. Create a larger rectangle and instead of a color fill, use a gradient with the first bottom gradient slider set to opacity and location 0 and the second bottom gradient slider set to ...


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Best way I can recommend to do this is create one large box with the base color, then create four triangles in each corner with the gradient. Then group or convert to symbol.


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The transparency may be calculated differently in each program, and I see one is rasterized, while the other is not. You need to define an exact color value for each section (probably just 2 colors for this mark), have the symbol broken into its pieces, and then you can achieve full consistency between applications. If you aren't doing this, at least have a ...


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You'll need to know what's the resolution you want to output at 100% (actual size) first. You should ask the billboard printer to be certain. They usually give the information about file ratio and resolution since it's done this way most of the time! Here is a great answer about billboard and an acceptable resolution if you cannot contact the ...


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It's difficult to answer definitively without seeing some specific artwork. However, generally... Object >Expand Appearance Object > Expand Pathfinder Panel > Merge Button Draw a no-fill, no-stroke rectangle, then.... Select > Same > Fill and Stroke Hit the Delete to remove all the hollow objects created by the Merge command. If objects ...


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You can go to layers, open a masked group and alt-click on the layer with mask contour. It will select the mask and show the size. I think it should work in cs4 too.


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When you Unite multiple shapes they become one shape. All the individual fills are ignored and a single fill is applied to the united object. That gradient you have can't be accomplished on a single shape as a fill, other than using a gradient mesh. But when using the Unite command, meshes aren't generated for you. A better option may be using a stroke ...


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Well, just as joojaa said, this is a rasterization error, officialy there's not much that you can do about it but whenever I encounter this error, when the design and my time allows it I use the Direct Selection to select some points and the keyboard arrows to move them just a little to overlap the other image. Another thing I do when I'm in a hurry, say ...


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Found my own answer, so posting here for others: In InDesign, export as EPS. In the dialog window that follows, there is a Bleed option. Set that to your current bleed width and export. Each page will be exported as a separate EPS file, but won't preserve artboard dimensions. The art will be the right size though. In Illustrator, open the EPS file. Edit ...


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Following vector drawing applications should have pretty good EPS support: Adobe Illustrator Corel Draw Xara Designer Pro Some vector drawing apps with adequate EPS support AutoCAD Inkscape Of these Xara can open atleast v8 ai files with metadata. Unfortunately newer AI files are in a undocumented, possibly encrypted container, inside a PDF file. So ...


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A 1-month subscription to Illustrator through the Creative Cloud is $29.99. It's not free, but it's not the hundreds of dollars it used to cost. Might be worth it when compared to the time spent trying to find a work-around.


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Creating PPT shapes in Illustrator. I do this practically everyday: Create shape in Illustrator, export as .emf from Illustrator. PLACE .emf into PowerPoint. Ungroup .emf. (Answer "Yes" to "do you want to convert to a MS Office drawing object") UNGROUP AGAIN. This reveals an invisible bounding bound on top of your shape. Select the invisible bounding ...


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One way of doing it is making a Clipping Mask. You have to make another triangle like the pink one but from the other side (bottom-left corner) and make it black, then copy and paste-in-place the text, go to Object > Clipping Mask > Make . You will end up with this: PS: There are other ways of doing this, but the ones that I know of involve Outlining ...


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First of all, your shape isn't created correctly, to get that perfect shape you need to use the Polar Grid Tool, set the width and the height (they should be the same), the Concentric Dividers to 0 and the Radial dividers to 6. After that you need to create a simple Circle the size of the desired inner circle, select both shapes, center them Horizontally ...


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Your composition is 400% zoomed. Switch to 100% and there will be no pixelation. But better make new composition with higher resolution. Current is only 332x554 px.


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put your varnishes on the topmost layers--each on a separate layer--do not trap! the print provider will handle it in a way that's best for their process. note: I work in prepress (30 years+) we do not trap varnishes--we do however use a variety of processes depending on the press--sometimes we use what's called a 'strike thru' varnish--the gloss is applied ...


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Choose any font you want and then simply apply a grunge texture on it that will be divided with pathfinder. You can use any grunge effect you want online or in stock vectors. If it's an image rasterize and low quality, you can use the "trace" to make it a vector. Then apply this in white on top of your text and use the "divide" in the Pathfinder panel. ...


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Can you try simple copy and paste elements between Adobe programs. When you past a vector element from Ilustrator this element comes like "smart object" and normally you can resize widthout loose resolution.


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There is no single feature that can do this to a circle. You can try creating wave-forms using the Zig Zag feature, and then rounding the points. You'll have to experiment so that when combined they look like a sphere.


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Same as Javi, but before rotate anything, press M (Rectangle Tool) and generate a rectangle with the exact dimension of the Artboard. Then, align to Artboard in both directions (H and V). Next, apply the Javi procedure...finally, delete the rectangle.


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I couldnt find a direct solution but I just created offset paths of the objects. Thanks for all the help though :DD Here is the end result


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In Word, it is not possible to use Fill to change an imported image's color like you can with Word's native shapes, BUT you can tint them to more than just a handful of colors. Note: There's a discrepancy between the "Format Picture" sidebar (where there are only a handful of recolor options, as you've mentioned), and the similarly named "Picture Format" tab ...


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You're on the right path (hah!) with using blends but you need to expand the blend (i.e. turn each square into it's own separate shape) before moving on to the next "blend". So here is the process I would follow: Create your two squares that you will create a blend with Create your blend and change the blend options as desired Expand the blend. Repeat ...


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I've noticed the knife tool is extra choppy when it has a smaller number of pixels to cut around. You could try scaling up your artwork temporarily for smoother cuts.


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Other option if you don't want to calculate anything: Simply duplicate that outline you already have (menu "object", then "transform" then "copy" with the 0 value everywhere) Then set your outlines to "Align stroke to inside" in the stroke panel.


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You can use path offset. Select the path for guitar outline. Go to Object -> Path -> Offset Path. For inside offsets, use a negative number.


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This happens because some characters like 'S' and 'O' slightly higher than 'I'. You could convert the text into outline Type > Create Outline and place it to the top left corner. By enabling Smart Guides (CTRL + U) you could easily position the text.


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You should kern your text, not track it (tracking is for adjusting uniform spacing in spans or blocks of text, kerning is for adjusting individual letter spacing). Kerning is located in the character palette, below font size and left of tracking (CS6). To use it, select the type tool and place the text cursor on the left side of the letter you want to ...


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As the others have stated, this is a font issue, not an Illustrator one. I've noticed this happening in other Adobe programs as well, not only AI. My workaround for this is a simple one and involves placing a space in front of your first character, then you adjust the tracking of the space to a negative value, until it lines up where you'd like it. In the ...


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After you created outlines to that font, the letters are then put in a group and minus front doesn't work well with groups. Try to ungroup the letters, select all and try again. If this doesn't work, try with each letter individually. PS: This is due to the fact that AI expects you to choose two layers when using Minus Front/Back and this is done with ...


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It depends a bit on the situation, but the most generic answer is to use shape builder. Select the lines you want to participate in the cutting and cut. Activate the shape builder tool (Shift + M) Alt + Click or drag on line you do not want to keep. Image 1: Trim lines using shape builder. This all depends a bit on your base understanding of how ...


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Use overprint on stroke You simply set that line to "Overprint" in the "Attribute" panel of Illustrator. This way that line will not affect any other CMYK or spot separation and will not be "trapped." Also, use a spot color on that stroke and rename it That white line should also be a "spot color" and you should rename that spot color "dieline"; this ...


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I think what you're looking for is Direct Selection tool which should be "A" hot key. You can also use the Lasso Tool which is "Q" hotkey. Let me know how that works for you.


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You're doing it right by using rectangles instead of using the dieline to fill the shapes. Don't use the shape of the dieline and fill it. Add rectangles and your fills separately from the dieline. It's better to keep the dieline ON TOP, on another layer of your filled colors because: Your need to add the bleed and that bleed has to be in 45 degree angle ...


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"Saving as editable PDF" in Illustrator means that Illustrator embeds the ai file when it creates the PDF, so that it can reuse it. This does, of course, bloat the PDF… and it requires Illustrator for editing. Acrobat does not have the capability to edit vector graphics; it does need a helper for that (such as Illustrator). Acrobat DC is quite good with ...


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if your client doesn't have Acrobat Pro version (only Acrobat Reader) then they won't be able to edit it--there are some free PDF editors available for download (but I have never used one since I have Pro) and IF your client doesn't have the used fonts loaded on their machine, they will have problems with text reflow possibly--FYI the intent of an editable ...


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This is usually caused by Illustrator's at-times clunky anti-aliasing. The reason that the main solution you're seeing is to put a shape behind it or extend some of the shapes behind each other is because it's the pretty much the only way to correct it if the math is perfect.


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Several causes spring to mind. You could have some object in Illustrator hidden. It's still part of a Group or Symbol so it comes along, but since its turned off, the location is making the dimensions larger. Alternatively, it could be a Guide placed in Illustrator. Same deal as any layer — they could be grouped incorrectly and thus come along for the ride. ...


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If you're in the print field and have access to a RIP, you should be able to get this done through the RIP, and even use these files back. The transparency effect you're looking for is the "multiply" blending mode in Photoshop, and below it you would add a white duplicate of your image a bit smaller to imitate a fake trapping. The problem is Illustrator ...


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I would say that you make pixels, then scale them up https://code.google.com/p/2dimagefilter/downloads/detail?name=ImageResizer-r129.exe&can=2&q= XBR2x,XBR3x,XBR4x are closest to the vector effect. Here is an example.http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2zgc9hs&s=8#.Vdg4Yd8VjDc Tinypic resizes it, so you'll have to download and zoom in to see what I ...


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No not that I'm aware of. If you dont like results you get out of knife use another tool instead. For example you can use line tool () and Object → Path → Divide Objects Below combo. This is not too much work if you set a hotkey for divide objects below. Other workflows are possible, such as a line and shape builder etc.



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