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You're having an issue, because the source file is tiny. To illustrate this, I increased the object's size by 500% (Object > Transform > Scale): At 500% scale, you can finally begin to notice the offset path (-1 px here): I would increase your object's size, to begin with. Alternatively, you can try to mess around with small decimals to offset your ...


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When you save to PDF in Illustrator uncheck all options, especially 'Create Acrobat layers..' , but keep 'optimize for fast web view'. Make sure you don't have additional art boards in the AI file that gets dragged into the PDF, so save with 'use art boards' and specify only your current art board or the ones meant for export. on a side note: If you have a ...


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Yes its possible. But remember that the perspective projection of a sphere is actually an ellipse (see this explanation. Image 1: A isometric spheres (left) projection is a circle. In a perspective that projection is actually an ellipsoid. First find the approximate center draw a approximate sphere (tip holding space lets you move center) then rotate the ...


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Try using Illustrator's 3D Rotate feature. Draw your ellipse Select your ellipse Click Effect > 3D > Rotate Adjust the various axis and click OK The result will be your original shape with the live effect applied to it, which you can go back into and adjust. When you're happy, click Object > Expand Appearance to convert your 3D shape to a path.


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Two options... 1. Object → Rasterize... This will rasterize a new image at the full size of any content inside the clipping mask, but everything outside of the clipping mask is now white. You will probably have to reapply the original clipping mask to hide the white—but at least everything hidden by the clipping mask is just white, which shouldn't affect ...


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Edit I just re-read your question and I'm thinking maybe I misunderstood you the first time. This method only works if the images are separated, not if it is really just one collage image with sections masked out. You can go inside the Clip Group and delete whichever objects you no longer want. I made this basic group of rectangles inside a circular ...


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You simply can not prepare an exact two dimensional file for a Sphere. This has being the problem for making acurate maps of the earth and visual apealing at the same time. Here is a recopilation of diferent maps trying "to solve" the problem: http://www.otake.com.mx/Apuntes/Imagen/EnviromentMaps/Maps.html What you can do is a projection. What type of ...


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@Haziq I agree with @AndrewH, but if I understanding you correctly you'd like to take a "line" I'm assuming you made with the "line tool" and attach it to a shape (square for example. Correct? You can either "group" the two objects or you can outline the "line" located under the object>path menu. Then just merge the two objects from the pathfinders menu. ...


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Paint.NET + PSD Plugin Paint.NET is a free image editor for Windows, but it lacks the ability to work with PSD files without also installing the Paint.NET PSD Plugin. How to install the plugin: Make sure you have Paint.NET 4.0 or later installed. (Check this in Help -> About.) Close Paint.NET. Open the PSD Plugin ZIP file, and then copy ...


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If you've done anything to the text, such as apply layer styles or you've made it raster, you won't be able to import your text. The best option would be to recreate it in illustrator. Photoshop is not designed to produce SVG's, and SVG's shouldn't contain images.


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Your easiest way of solving this is to download Photoshop and Illustrator. These applications have a trial period, which should cover you editing the files, discussing revisions with the designer and following up any changes. Another issue to flag up would be the fonts used in these documents, if you don't have the editing software, you may also not have ...


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For Photoshop : GIMP is a free open-source image editor. GIMP supports the PSD file format out of the box, so you can jump right in after installing the application. I think you do need the fonts used in the original PSD to edit the text the way you want to. For Illustrator (i think) : I think Corel Draw. It should open CS4 or maybe even CS5. Or ...


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They look kind of surrealist. I would say the best technique to achieve something like this would be Illustrator for the shapes and Photoshop for the texture and colours because they definitely have a soft grungy quality to them but the lines are clean.


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Select the shape then go to Object > Expand > Select Fill & Stroke > OK


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Network Notepad is a free 2D network diagram editor for Windows. The Network Notepad website also has a collection of more than 100 open source network object icons to use with Network Notepad which can be downloaded separately. MaSSHandra is a free cross platform (Windows/OS X/Linux) 3D network diagram editor. MaSSHandra can also make 2D network diagrams, ...


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Object>Path>Add Anchor Points will add more points around the circle. Blends seem to behave a little more as expected if you add some anchor points to the circle before setting it as the new spine.


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This happens when you replace the spine of a blend with a closed path. The blend can't use the same point as a beginning and end point so you get a section of your path not being used. To fix the issue just use the Scissors Tool (C) on the path to create an open path.


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Indeed, CSV and tab-delimited .txt import is possible with this script! https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Silly-V/Adobe-Illustrator/master/Variable%20Importer/VariableImporter.jsx This script can bind variables by name or note, and there's another script in the repo called "Rename Art from Text" which can help auto-name your text frames. The ...


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If you make your keyboard increment and your grid line values the same this will solve your snapping issue. So here are the directions: (These are the setting I use for our ui projects. Your grid and increments will be whatever grid you want to use) 1) prefs/ gridline every:16px & subdivisions:1 2) view / snap to pixel 3) prefs/ "keyboard increment" ...


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Or you can use it to your advantage. See the isobar does disappear but its not gone you can use the direct select tool (white arrow, A) and reapply a stroke to the path. The benefit of this is that you dont duplicate the data so changing things later is more fun. But it is a very annoying workflow.


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This can be cleaned up with shape builder with some effort. Just clear the clipping mask Select everything and start clicking each area separately with the shape builder tool (Shift+M). Once you have each shape separated select them with direct select tool by clicking (do not use a marque). Then cut the shapes out (Ctrl+x) Marque select everything hit ...


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I've never been a fan of the built-in join tool with Illustrator. I've resorted to using a 3rd-party script I found on the internet that works wonderfully. It's called JETJoinNearest. select two (or more) lines (not just the end nodes) and run the script, it will join the two nearest ends together into a single path. Script: JETPaths To install and run the ...


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The way you are currently doing it is one possible solution, but as you have seen it gets a bit tricky working with strokes, clipping masks and pathfinder. I'll show you how I would tackle this: 1. Create your first petal. 2. Transform Use a Transform effect (Effect → Distort & Transform → Transform...) to duplicate the petals. Set the transform ...


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I think you're talking about Hue "H:", make sure the H: circle is checked. Right now you're only changing the green value of RGB.


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Create one of your spokes inside a circle with no fill or stroke (this is so you can rotate around the center of the circle) Apply the Transform effect (Effect → Transform & Distort → Transform...) with an angle that is a divisor of 360 and enough copies to fill 360 degrees.


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Not really, but there are a number of things you can do. As you said, create the type away from the line and move it in to position after. Or, the easiest solution is to work on another layer and lock the layer with the isobar lines. Simple.


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If you are creating Rectangles, Ellipses etc they are "Live Shapes" that do not, for reasons unknown, heed the setting "Align new objects to pixel grid". I've become irritated with the same problem as you today and asked about it here: Illustrator CC: Align to pixel grid is on but to no effect I'm currently using the solution with creating a 1 px grid ...


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As has already been established, Live shapes do not respect the 'Align to Pixel Grid' setting. A few workarounds: Set up a regular grid at 1 pixel increments and enable Snap to Grid. Convert the shape to a regular shape (Object → Shape → Expand Shape). The shape will then align to the pixel grid as normal. If there isn't already a keyboard shortcut for ...


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As of Illustrator CC (version unknown) objects created with Rectangle, Ellipse and other "sub tools" of Rectangle tool will create "Live shapes". Live shapes don't heed the setting "Align new objects to pixel grid". I personally hope that this is considered a bug by Adobe as it makes wireframing, UI design and pixel-perfect design more cumbersome.


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Illustrator's Help documentation states the following: Locking objects prevents you from selecting and editing them. You can quickly lock multiple paths, groups, and sublayers by locking their parent layer. It's hard to say if they meant it to work this way, or if this is an oversight. Interestingly, if you don't group the objects before locking ...


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Using pathfinder is a destructive process so it isn't ideal. A better option is to define a transparency knockout group. In a transparency knockout group, the elements of a group don't show through each other. Group your icon (cmd + G) From the transparency panel check Knockout Group. Select all the white shapes in your group. From the appearance ...


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When you make a fill transparent, it just means you can see right through it to anything that is behind it. In this case, to the shadow object behind it. The image below is one way you can get the desired effect: I just recreated a simplified version of your artwork to illustrate. There are other, non-destructive ways to do this same thing, but they're more ...


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There are 3 parts to this graphic. The black shadow, the calendar object and the calendar outline. For your design, copy the white object with the stroke and paste infront. Make 1 version have no stroke and a fill and the other version have no fill and a stroke. Hide or lock the object with the stroke for now. Select the top parts both the calendar object ...


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Two solution I can think of: 1. Pattern Brush Type your map ID and convert text to outlines (you can't create a brush with live text). Create a pattern brush by dragging it to the brush panel and selecting Pattern Brush. You can adjust the spacing by editing the brush at any time. You can also change the color just by changing the stroke color (depending ...


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1. Create your gradient 2. Effect → Sketch → Graphic Pen... Unhappy with the size of the dots? 3. Effect → Document Raster Effects Settings... Resolution Bonus: Colorize The Sketch effects output is monochrome by nature so you are stuck with a black and white gradient to begin with. You can easily colorize the effect with the use of some blending ...


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Quick and dirty: be sure that the line in your graph is ungrouped from all other elements; draw a rectangle that has its lower left corner in your origin and extends above the graph line, but just short of extends to the right of it; arrange the rectangle behind your graph line; copy the graph line: Ctrl / Cmd + C or Edit > Copy; paste in front: Ctrl / Cmd ...


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Try something here : https://qrohlf.com/trianglify-generator/ If you don't want any triangles, just put Variance & Cell Size at minimum. You got quite some examples to try, and all of them are using radient, maybe it will gave you the idea. Plus, you can download them at the size you want. Maybe if you reduce the size to the IPhone screen & put some ...


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I would prefer doing this job by using any 3D package just for accuracy. But we can do it using Illustrator. and here you are my solution. First prepare the wooden floor texture and insert it into Illustrator by drag and drop onto your artboard or by place image, go to File > Place or click CTRL + SHIFT + P and select the texture you have it. For that ...


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Try this: Convert your text to outlines (Type > Create Outlines) Select your outlined text and convert it to a Compound Path (Object > Compound Path > Make) Now place your image behind this Compound Path Select both the path and the image, and create a Clipping Mask (Object > Clipping Mask > Make). This should do the trick.


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Make sure you have 'Align to Pixel Grid' deselected in the Transform panel. Select all of the squares Open the Transform panel Make sure that the checkbox next to 'Align to Pixel Grid' is not ticked If you can't see this option in the Transform panel, click 'Show Options' on the drop-down in the top-right of the panel.


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Take the last column and move it out, then use horizontal distributing. Then move the last row down the same amount, and use vertical distributing.


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Make sure your image has a transparent background in Photoshop save the file. In Illustrator place the .psd file then go to Object and Image Trace choose Make and Expand, ungroup the image and remove the background.


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I've found if you copy the bullet and following space and paste it into the beginning of the following lines (with a soft return), then delete the bullet, the spacing seems to stay. Thus including the full tab width on each line. Ideal for a short paragraph, but I understand if it's a huge list it could get tricky. Not the tidiest fix from Illustrator, ...


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We need a bit more detail on how you're exporting your logo. What are the dimensions, what size do you want it to be displayed as, etc. Rule of thumb is to export your image at different sizes pending on what you want to use them as. While png's are lossless, they still pixelate at various sizes, so best practice is to export individual files for each use ...


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I've used astropad, which does basically what you say. It's worked well for me. It is mac only, though.


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This is likely due to a size issue. While it's true your creations in Illustrator are vector images and do not pixelate, exporting other file types most certainly can. Check your document size and create a large version. You can then scale it down as needed when you export your file or redefine the size when in use. You should export your logo as a PNG file ...


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Yes there is a tool. it called VectorScribe from astute graphics and you can download a trial version from their site. This tool have "the missing tools" that should be included in Illustrator. it have a tons of useful tools, but what I am thinking you are looking for is a tools called "Smart Remove Brush Tool" As you can see from the animated GIF above ...


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Using the pen tool with a stroke is the correct solution. You don't need to draw anything with your mouse. Just place anchor points and adjust the curves as needed. With some practice, it doesn't take very long. Using the (P) and (ctrl+shift+C) keyboard shortcuts are helpful to save time. Live Trace is helpful for certain tasks, but I wouldn't recommend ...


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I've had the same issue – sometimes I find it happens when I'm working on something at a very small scale. If I scale the object up substantially then perform the Pathfinder effect, it renders perfectly. Worth a shot.


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From your image I'd suggest the rectangle with the black stroke isn't actually smaller, it just appears that way because of the black stroke.



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