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Adjust the swatches by double-clicking them in the swatch panel. If you edit a global swatch, and tick the Preview option, you'll see artwork update as you edit the swatch. Unfortunately, this means you have to edit each swatch individually. Recolor Artwork has no ability to retain the global setting for swatches. (Not even in CC2015).


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You may need to use scripting to create the pattern exactly. Both Sketch and Illustrator can be controlled via scripts You can find the formula and some sample rendering at Wolfram Alpha. If you pay for the pro subscription, you can also directly download the tiling bit of the pattern in multiple formats. Not really a complete answer, but hopefully this'll ...


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The problem is that SVG is a text format and therefore images (afaik) are all embedded via a base64 string. That is usually pretty big. What you can do is try and optimize the PNG (reducing colors, etc) as much as possible with a tool before putting it into illustrator and hope it doesn't undo all of that. Binary formats (or at least compressed formats) ...


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most likely cause is anti-aliasing has been turned off. press ctrl+k to open the preferences and look for the "anti-aliased artwork" option in general settings, this should be ticked on for smooth lines. let me know if that fixes the problem :) edit: alternatively you may have the rendering managed by CPU or GPU, press ctrl+e to switch between the two to ...


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can you post the image so we can see what you are dealing with? generally speaking you should be able to play around with the image trace settings to find something suitable. it could be (and it sounds probable) that there is too much for your computer to process. this could be because of very detailed trace options or a very large original image. reducing ...


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As CAI said you can use different brushes for the line style to give a more hand-drawn effect which works well but that is only half the solution. To fully complete the look use the warp tool (shift+R) or one of the warp or distort effects or possibly a combination of the above. This will give the imperfects needed for a more authentic hand-drawn look.


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Here is a great website from where you can copy cool smiley symbols. http://www.copypastecharacter.com/symbols


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The same way you get any other character into the layer name: you type it. And, as with any other text, if you cannot literally type a certain character, you can always copy it from somewhere else and paste it into the name.


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Ideally you would deliver this artwork to the printer as a vector shape in a PDF. But if you have to deliver as JPEG, there are a few ways to increase quality: 1) make sure that when you export the JPEG, the quality slider is at 100% 2) set the JPEG background color to the dominant color in your artwork 3) go higher than 300 dpi — give them a 600, 1200, ...


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The colorpicking in Illustrator has a wastly different function than colorpicking in Photoshop. It ultimately comes down to the differences in what your doing. In illustrator your basic primitive is a drawing object, in photoshop its a pixel. If you develop pixels its natural to be able to pick up pixel properties which are naturally limited to one color and ...


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I recreated it in Illustrator CC. Using the direct selection tool, I selected the triangle, held shift, and selected two points. In my version, an icon then appeared on the inside of the triangle next to the selected corners, which I clicked and dragged the icons to the side and it created the same shape. I believe you might have to use the polygon tool to ...


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After looking at the tutorial, it looks like he is using the Curvature Handles. This feature was added in Illustrator CC. By adjusting anchor points and handles in CS6, you can create the same effect, but it will require some more effort. You can refer to this page of the Adobe website to help you.


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When printing from Illustrator, you don't need to do that. Just select "Tile Full Pages" in scaling and Illustrator will do that for you: If you can't print from Illustrator, try printing to postscript file or PDF.


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Any solid web developer can take any design and develop it for Bootstrap. That said, it makes it easier when you take some considerations. The typical "grid" (Bootstrap or Foundation) is based on 12 columns. If you create your design to have 12 columns that will help break things down. Remember that the smaller the size, the smaller the pixel widths ...


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I hate to be the person that says it but... Have you have tried rebooting you AI and your machine? I've found that usually sorts most odd bugs out in AI.


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It looks like you have 3 different objects in there, the mustang and each hole. Please see if you can select each of the objects individually using the Selection Tool (V), if clicking on one hole selects the entire drawing, you need to right click and select Ungroup. This will allow you to select each of them. Next step is to go Pathfinder > Minus Front: ...


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Open arrow, and the pathfinder trim tool should do the trick.


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The easiest way to see white artwork in Illustrator is by opening the View Menu and selecting Show Transparency Grid. This gives your white artwork something to contrast with. You can adjust the color of the grid by going to File -> Document Setup.


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AUTOMATICALLY ARRANGE ICONS SIDE BY SIDE While illustrator does not provide a one click auto way of doing exactly what you want, there are a series of other functions that if combined, it will get you exactly there. You have 20 icons (make sure they are grouped individually) Create another artboard or document the same height as one icon but the width of ...


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In CC, press the pop-out menu to enable the additional options. Select "Show Options" Then it will be available. Select the "Align To" button and choose "Align to Artboard."


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In Illustrator: Draw the lines/shapes with the pencil tool; Add Stroke to the line for your desired thickness & color; Select the line, click "Expand" (stroked line is converted to shape with anchor points); Use "Delete Anchor Point" tool to remove one anchor where you want the pointed tip - going from two anchors to one will create sharp tip; ...


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Ok, while its true that things like this would be easier to do with a 3d app. The demo certainly is. Do this: Draw 2 concentric circles and cut them up into concentric sectors. Maybe offset a bit. Enable the perspective grid (maybe choose the 3 point defaults from view menu), select bottom plane and enable the perspective selection tool. Drag around. ...


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To my eye, it looks like the noise effect in Photoshop. It might be easier to build up layers of monochrome Noise with the blending mode Multiply. These then are built up using Layer Masks on to give the gradual build up from light to dark.


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3D shapes can be created in Illustrator. The glossy finish would be possible but much harder. To create the 3D shapes: Draw each part of the graph in 2D from a 'top down' perspective. Select each object individually and use Effect > 3D > Extrude and Bevel. From here, tweak the depth of the extrusion to set each bar to correct height. It's might ...


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In Illustrator you can try this way: Create small white circle Make this circle a symbol (just drag it to symbol panel) Spray this symbol everywhere you need with symbol sprayer tool Change sizes of some of this symbols (circles) with symbol sizer tool Change colors of some symbols with symbol stainer tool


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I know this is an old question, but I have a simple answer. Select your outlined stroke, fill it with black and rasterize it at 300dpi or more. Then, select the rasterized art and trace it with the "line art" setting. Expand appearance and BOOM! you have a path.


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Could this perhaps be a Pixel Grid issue? Try selecting all the lines and making sure this check box is unchecked:


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The is a very simple process, and can be achieved with one object. First create your initial object: Now, open the Appearance panel (Window > Appearance). Then, with the object selected, duplicate the stroke in the appearance panel by dragging it to the duplicated selected item at the bottom of the panel. Move the duplicated stroke below the original, ...


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I think multiple strokes is a great way to achieve this effect, but there is another method that may or may not be better, depending on your specific needs. Start with your outer path, no stroke, fill with the color you want for the outermost stroke. Go to Object > Path > Offset Path... and enter how much smaller you want to make the inner path. Then ...


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Align with Key Object is meant to work as follows: Select more than one object Left click on one of the selected objects with the Select Tool (black arrow). This marks one object as the "Key Object". You will see a bold outline around the Key Object. Then choose Align with Key Object out of the Align to: list. Use one of the Align functions and the Key ...


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You can also do this in Illustrator. You just make one business card and write a script that changes the name and exports out a printable copy, then changes the name to the next one on the list and exports out a printable copy, and so on. The advantage is you don’t have to make 50 pages in InDesign, and this would also scale to 10,000 names if you like. ...


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Don’t export from Illustrator to a PSD and then import that PSD into Photoshop. Instead, open the Illustrator document in Photoshop and let Photoshop rasterize the image itself. It will pop-up a box where you can set how big you want the pixel image you are creating to be and then create that image within Photoshop. The export to PSD in Illustrator is for ...


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@Aziz answer is great, if you are using an older version of AI that does not allow multiple strokes and you need vector paths, this may help. If you need the artwork to be vector paths (say you want to cut vinyl graphics on a plotter for example) you can try this method. Obviously this way is little more labour intensive and less customisable, so only ...


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The Inner Glow Way Select Object Go to Effect > Stylize > Inner Glow Choose black color and adjust the opacity and blur to your liking (make sure to change color mode to normal! default is screen) Rasterize the the object (Edit > Rasterize) Image Trace the object to create shadow levels (adjust number of colors) Tinker with it. Here is an example: ...


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You should try using the appearance panel - Window / Appearance. Apply a new fill on top of your square and use transform to scale the new fill down. That's your first shadow. Repeat this action.


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That's strange. What I would do is expand the lines so they become solid shapes then you can distribute them using the align panel.


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What I did was to make a copy of the layer and merge all into a single form and placed under the original, to make some sort of a "background" and it helped. There are no more transparent strokes in photoshop, but I doubt it's the best alternative.


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You can apply a drop shadow to your “clip group” object, but a stroke can't be applied to a mask or a group without also applying it to the children. To get the same effect, you could drill into the clip group (double click), select your clipping path, copy, then drill back out to the main view and hit Ctrl+F for Paste in Front, which will paste the exact ...


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In the menu: Illustrator > Preferences > Units Set General to Pixels in the dropdown. Then, you can set all the values to pixels because that is the default.


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Another way to easily do this: Copy front object. Place copy where you want the shadow extrusion to stop. Merge front and back objects. Delete tangent points in the corners to finish the extrusion. Clean as required.


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Used the Magic Wand tool and selected the white space background, then pressed the delete button on my keyboard and done. It is a bit weird because I tried that before and it didn't work, I don't know how it worked this time. FINAL ANSWER: A comment on the post, moderator Vincent, provided the answer. On my real project it also removed some white parts of ...


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Using the same colour to create a 'background' behind the element only works if using the same colour (or very similar), otherwise you could be there all day. If your design has many colours the best way is to use object>path>offset path. Just tried it, worked perfectly. *EDIT - obviously this will offset your points, this is preferable to the black ...


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If I am understanding you correctly, what you want to do is apply the outline and drop shadow to the mask, not to the underlying image. The mask is your graphic. The image is just decorating the mask. The outline and drop shadow also decorate the mask.


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If you are using a pen tablet, then try updating your tablet driver. You might be running a tablet driver that is really old and may not even be compatible with your operating system version, let alone your version of Illustrator. If you are not using a pen tablet with Illustrator — then get a tablet. Illustrator is designed to be used with a tablet, not a ...


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There is a simple way to do what you require. Firstly, select the shape using the Selection tool (V). Next, from the Object menu, select Compound Path > Release. The items should all become separate shapes which can be selected individually.


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You can also fit at 100% of your artwork (not screen): Ctrl / Cmd + 1.


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As Joojaa said, you are best with tracing your file, you can do this as follows. Lock you layer and then create a new layer above it. Use the pen tool (P), holding shift to draw straight lines and clicking and dragging to create a curve. You can then use the Direct Selection tool to select any point you have created and may need to edit.


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If you're happy to edit without the effect until the end, you can temporarily toggle the visibility of the effect in the appearance panel. That should allow you to focus on completing a different part of the illustration, and then render the effects at the end.


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Try (ctrl + shift + H) it turns everything outside the artboard white. It worked with me in illustrator cs6 and cc.


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I hope I'm understanding your question correctly. Here's a video of what I would do. https://www.dropbox.com/sc/quc1bgda0x8mh72/AABuk811PlV7OX3DItcXwFuxa Create a shape that simulates material drooping over the ball using the pen tool: Click on the top edge of the blanket shape and pull a handle out horizontally to the right click on a point halfway up ...



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