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If your problem is with the points aligning, then you can use the alignment tool. But if its about the behavior of your strokes overlapping, you can try experimenting with its corners. Hope this helps!


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thanks for the answers, helped me solve. Note for Adobe: I've been using AI for over twenty years: it is mind-numbingly bad UI and architecture in numerous ways, this thread being just one sample. Do you have the bandwidth to assess and redesign various crummy features, rather than just allowing them to grand-father, release after release?


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Try using the svg file format for logos. You would not get the anti-alias effect as svg does not use pixels but vectors.


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Though this thread is an old one, but yesterday I came across a similar situation and found a beautiful solution (in CS6, I can't say about other versions). Just click to the right of layer/object name (in the gray area) of the first layer/object in the series of oranges. And then shift click on the last layer name (name's right side). And then Layer Panel ...


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Basically you are on the right track. Just mask the portion of the right that contains the text, and adjust the levels to make that part more dark.


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In your Transform window, is your 'Align To Pixel Grid' checked? Try unchecking, then do the alignment. See if it works.


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Someone answered me on another forum, so I'll put the answer here as well in case anyone else is looking in the future. Creating a compound path should output a single path within your SVG code. Select your elements and then Object → Compound Path → Make. Keep in mind this requires your entire SVG to be just one color.


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I have a good way to do it: outline strokes the text object > rasterize image trace > preset - line art - view - outlines expand


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Use 'Warp Tool' in tools panel and you'd achieve just what you wanted.


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When you outline text it creates a group, with each letter being its own shape. You can't use a group as a mask, what you need to do is create a compound path from your group. With your outlined text selected: Object → Compound Path → Make (or hit cmd + 8) But—You don't need to outline text to use it as a mask. Just use your live text as a mask and theres ...


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You have a raster image. You can't use pathfinder on a raster image, hence your error message. Pathfinder only works on paths. If you are working exclusively with a raster image you're probably better off doing this in Photoshop (or some other raster image editor). If you do want to do this in Illustrator you can create a clipping mask: Draw a rectangle ...


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I too am new to illustrator but I might be able to give you a simple solution. You should be able to create three parallel lines by using your Line Segment tool or your pen tool. Don't forget to use the alignment tool for accuracy. Make them dashed Open your strokes palette and tick on dashed line Since your dashes look closer together you can set ...


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The answer below is specific to the spacing issues demonstrated by the OP, here is a more general tutorial if you are just getting started with typing along a path in Illustrator. As mentioned above, it seems your paths are already positioned just fine and have the curve that you need. So, in order to position the text as you would like, you should worry ...


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Adobe does not allow you to do this change, easily*, those buttons are reserved for other use**. I am not disputing that it wouldn't be useful. However, all designs have a limitation of some kind. These limitations are part of the makeup of the inherent design of an application. Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad. In case of all Adobe ...


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Pick the selection tool and then go to preferences, make sure they match this:


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You can find the rotation in: Edit → Preferences → General... Set Constrain Angle to 0°


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Try to export your Illustrator file as EMF or WMF (File > Export). They should be compatible with Windows Office software.


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The same thing happened to me in CS6, but I saw what I was doing wrong. When I created a new document/ artboard for web, I use to change the measurement units to millimeters (because it was easier to put into perspective when designing) but when I didn't change the units and copied the mm image to the pixels image it was much larger. Lesson - don't change ...


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I do not think that it should matter and your client usually wont have illustrator or Photoshop. Even if your client does, it shouldn't matter because as long as they paid you for the work, they should be allowed to edit it in the future. It`s good business. You do not want your client coming back to you, asking for the editable file later in the future ...


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When you're using the Align Objects tool, it's not the outline/path of the object that gets aligned but instead it's the bounding box. Make sure your bounding box isn't extending beyond the edge of the circle, for some reason. See if your bounding box is turned on by going to the View menu and choosing "View Bounding Box". If your bounding box is out of ...


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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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Illustrator uses a font engine that is not capable of doing single line fonts. All fonts in illustrator are outlines no matter what. If we take CNC Vector as an example its simply a outline that turns up on itself, so it is not truly a singe line font as far as illustrator or your cad is concerned. So beware if you use a cnc machine/ laser cutter the area ...


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If doing image trace, select method = abutting instead of overlapping--at least in illustrator cc2015. Problem solved.


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There seems to be no current way to upload images to use as a profile picture or to your photo album which Facebook will not convert to a lower quality of JPEG.


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I found another similar post here on Stack Exchange which pretty much solves the problem... "Set stroke color of multiple objects as respective fill colors". -You can sort of do this in Illustrator by expanding the paths themselves, instead of using a stroke. Select all objects and set their strokes to none Use the menu command Object → Path → Offset ...


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I have been using CS5 for a number of years and don't recall ever running into this problem before. The part of my design that is "streaking" with the small random white lines is a simple silhouette I used live trace on. It was not occurring on any of the other objects in my design. A simple web search brought me here and I tried a few of the suggestions ...


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selecting objects and hitting object>transform>reset bounding box will cause the outer bounding box to rotate with the objects until one of the objects is rotated relative to the others.


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I find it is helpful to blend the palette you want arbitrarily first until you are happy with the colour transitions. You can then apply this palette blend to your desired path. The blend tool will generate a dynamic colour range between each blended colour/gradient. Step One: Create circle shapes for blending, and choose a gradient palette for each one. ...


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Save your file as PDF, then choose High quality Print and unmark everything (including and especially Preserve Illustrator editing Capabilities) except Optimize for Fast Web view.


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I've had this prob a number of times and every time I think I've solved it the next time it crops up I run into difficulties again. Anyway this is my latest solution... Select the lines you want to join (black arrow worked fine for me) In pathfinder click the outline button: cmd+j to join


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The key is to make it easier for people, not harder. I have seen people Google their own company logo, then pick the first result (an off-color 200px JPG) blow it up to 1800px and use that as the introductory slide for their sales presentation. All because they were too lazy to search for the logo files on the company drive (admittedly, they were about 36 ...


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I don't want others to be able to do this without permission from the organization board. This has nothing to do with a file format. This is an administrative issue. If the board needs to autorize changes, probably some design issues were not adressed in the beginning, and some major changes need to be made. Colors? Shapes? Style?... Concept? The ...


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It's best practice to convert all fonts into outlines when exporting to SVG, otherwise the font has to be installed on the users OS. As Proxima Nova is not included in any OS font library, the browser uses a different standard font family. Only a few browsers support SVG fonts (see here), thats why it will show a different font even if you have Proxima Nova ...


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Your placed object is simply on top of the text. Two solutions: Create a new layer > Place the graphic in the new layer > drag the layer in layer menu to below the layer with text etc. Text should now appear on top of the placed item. Also you can select (highlight) the layer you want to work on or hide the one you don't want active. Select the placed ...


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Or you can use your Creative Cloud Assets Library. When you place a "Graphic" from your saved and shared Library into different documents it stays linked to the asset present on cloud. If you make changes to the asset, it changes in all documents.


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There is no way you can stop people for altering your design, full stop. You can make it harder, but you can not stop it. Once something is on somebody elses computer your at their mercy. The most obvious way would be to ship a raster file at sufficient resolution. The other is to divide up and flatten all paths. Though that might be disastrous for web ...


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Export Ai file to pdf. Open pdf in the Acrobat Pro Go to Main menu / File / Properties / Security Setup Password security for "Restrict editing" options


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I believe the setting is "Type Object Selection by Path Only" under the Type tab in Preferences. If that box is checked it will behave the way you are describing.


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For live text, set your stroke and fill in the Appearance panel and make sure your fill is above the stroke by dragging it to the top. If your type is outlined, you either need to apply the stroke to the group (you need to do this through the Appearance panel, otherwise the stroke is applied to each path individually). Or you can create a compound path by ...


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Most large format inkjet printers have a 700 dpi setting. This is usually a medium to high quality printer setting (depending on the printer). Usually solvent inkjet printers have a lot of noise (printer and material dependent) so 700 ppi is absolutely an overkill. For a regular banner print 200 dpi is enough, you won't notice the difference. Higher ...


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When you export from Illustrator to PSD format, in export dialog in options section select write layers and maximum editability. Only compound paths exports as vector.


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Make a new, larger artboard and position and scale the object to that.


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MS Office Visio is made for this. https://products.office.com/en-us/visio/flowchart-software


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Take my (similarly well made...) map of Westeros Draw your Kingdom's borders With everything selected, use the Shape Builder Tool (SHIFT + M) Select each Kingdom and color as you wish Westeros!


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here's a sample showing how to loop thru the Datasets var idoc = app.activeDocument; var ds = idoc.dataSets; var activeds = idoc.activeDataSet; // save the current dataset for (i=0; i<ds.length; i++) { ds[i].display(); // this is the same as clicking the dataset arrows in the UI app.redraw(); // we don't need to redraw, it's here so you can ...


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Alternatively you can use the Pathfinder's Divide tool. Open the Pathfinder panel with Shift+Ctr+F9. Draw the provinces as paths dividing Westeros, and make sure those lines overlap. Select everything and click on divide. You can then cleanup and style the different Kingdoms separately. NB: Protip, to get the best cleanup effect make sure you don't ...


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I just go effect - distort and transform - free distort, for quick fix.


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With Smart Guides turned on, it depends on what part of the object you click on and drag as to what part of it 'snaps'. Grab an anchor point and drag it and that anchor point should snap to your grid or guides.


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Paths don't fork. the best thing to do is make another layer and group the objects, or outline paths and join them all. I'm not sure what else to say with out more specifics of your current project.


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Add a stroke to the PATH, up the width until you just see a little bit of inner fill left. Object > Expand. You should have three paths now. Use the Direct Selection Tool to select the outer two paths and delete then. THEN USE @user26228 method above. Split the remaining path at it's tip using the eraser, scissors, direct selection tool, or what ever you ...



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