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Have you tried recording operations (hotkey: alt + F9)? I don't know specifics of your design so I can't come up with relatively accurate answer, however I would go for recording operations you do on one image from your series and then applying them to rest of them and then combining those altered (prepared) images in one single file.


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Ended up with built-in Illustrator functionality, that is described in details in this video. Have checked, it works.


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It sounds like you enabled outline mode. This is a mode that will break your image/design down to simple black lines, where you can see everything (even if it's behind an object). Commonly referred to as "outline or wireframe". You can toggle this view by pressing CMD + Y(Mac) or CTRL + Y(Windows) or View > Outline in the top application toolbar. This ...


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You can use the transform effect rather than a regular transform, which will let you set the transform origin from the dialog. Actions won't record effects so you will need to use the Insert Menu Item... option from the Actions panel's dropdown and select the effect. Since the transform is an effect rather than an actual transform you may want to expand ...


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This can be efficiently accomplished using the Transform Palette (found under Window > Transform) Lets say for example I want to move the yellow square to the right of the blue square precisely, in the "X:" field of the transform palette, I see that the current X center of my selected object is "267.13mm." In order to move it exactly 10mm's I can ...


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The texture change from part 1 when using Object -> Expand Appearance is due to the gradient used on the tip of the crayon. When you expand the appearance of a gradient Illustrator will attempt to make a large number of small rects with fills matching their position in the gradient. Most likely, when you placed the .ai into InDesign, you were in Preview ...


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One of the best ways to improve you illustration skills is to do value studies of simple (and eventually more complex) objects. You can do these with pencil and paper, special marker sets, or directly in Photoshop. If you can draw something in grayscale, then you can draw it in color. When we draw with color first, often the colors become the focus of the ...


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In the Pathfinder palette's options, under Pahthfinder Options, there's a checkmark for an option 'Remove Redundant Points' that does exactly this:


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As a quick fix, you can wrap artboards within artboards, take aa look at this example. Here I have a file with 4 artboards (1 hidden off screen that won't be used) I can wrap a larger artboard around these 4, like so: Then when I go to print (cmd + p), I can set the range to only print that final artboard. In my case (6), depending on how close the ...


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If you are using the logo for print then say it needs to be 5cm wide by 2cm high, be sure to have the export options set to 300dpi (good for print) not 72dpi (good for web, x2 for retina)


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Create a custom brush in Illustrator. Draw your lines Drag the lines to the brushes panel. Draw your "S" as a single path Apply your brush You can either create your brush as an Art Brush or a Pattern Brush. You can define custom corners and ends with a pattern brush which may be useful to you, or you can use an art brush which will stretch the ...


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First, thing to understand is that learning happens or does not happen because of you. Instruction by teachers just accelerates things and helps you because of peer pressure. Dont get me wrong, this clearly helps many persons. Especially foundations of learning are hard to get alone. Jobs often are a bit repetetive so if you wish to learn new things then ...


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No. since you have expaned the path there is no easy way. How ever if you had only a single line in the middle then you could just choose to make the like wider.


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I think a custom brush, applied to your rings/grid is probably the way to go, if you can't figure out a way to do it in the appearance palette using Transform.


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Please note that the Adobe PDF Printer functionality to create PDF files is only available with Adobe Acrobat (paid version), and not with Adobe Reader (free version).


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Enable the application frame (Window → Application Frame). With the application frame active your whole workspace is treated as one window that you can easily move/resize etc. From Illustrator Help / Workspace basics: The Application frame groups all the workspace elements in a single, integrated window that lets you treat the application as a single ...


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In my opinion the easiest and quickest way would be mesh tool and just some desaturated/pastel colours. First create a mesh'ed object. I already have opened desaturated swatch library (open swatch library > color properties > desaturated). You can also create your own or import one that suits you best. Then, with direct selection tool select some ...


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If I understand your situation correctly, you could use the method I described here: Technique for finding the centerline of a curved object. Essentially you use the blend tool with 1 step. You may need to split your stroke in to more manageable sections before you begin for the blend to work correctly. You can find a more in depth explanation in the ...


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Recreating this in Illustrator is also possible without the use of the plugin Franz provides. While this plugin makes the whole process of a watercolour look a whole lot easier, you can still work without it. What you still have to do in Illustrator is to define the bigger outlines of the 'waves' you see in the picture. Adding multiple of this areas, filled ...


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If you really look for watercolor effects and even to add some textures, you should have a look at the Texturino plugin, which lets you paint various effects on your vector shapes: http://astutegraphics.com/software/texturino/


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Why don't you use AdobePDF printer driver? It seems to me that Microsoft's PDF driver simply can't separate.


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Yes there is, in fact two ways: place the document inside your other document. This will link the files so once you change things on disk, then illustrator prompts for an update. use symbols. In the CC verson symbols can also update trough the cloud, but not local disk.


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There are two kinds of anchor points: Corner points (with no handles) and Smooth points (with handles). The handles control the curves and since corner points have no curves they have no handles. You can convert one kind of anchor point to the other in a number of ways: Use the Convert Anchor Point tool (SHIFT+C). With the Pen tool (P) active, Alt+Click ...


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You can reduce the size of your page in Illustrator. Since a few versions back they are called artboards but in version CS2 they are called a Crop Area (or was it crop mark?). You can release the current crop area. I think the menu is Object > Crop Area... > Release You will get a rectangle that has no fill and stroke color. In your case it'll be 8....


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It's been a while since I've used CS2, but you should be able to change the setting from within InDesign. When you place the file, check the box at the bottom of the dialog box that says, "Show Import Options." Then under Options > Crop to: > ART.


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That certainly seems like a reasonable way to achieve that effect. I would, as you said, create the shapes and colors in Illustrator. You can achieve a similar effect using Illustrator's blend function. A good example can be seen here: How to use blend tool in Illustrator to blend continuosly? I would probably go as far as creating the drips and blobs ...


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I think there's a step you are missing here. You still need to select the stroke indicator in the color palette in order to change the stroke color properties. Skip hitting D. Just click on the stroke indicator to bring it into focus, then you can make it whatever color you want while retaining your dashed properties.


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You can select one stroke and then go to Select > Select Same > Select Same Color (or one of the other options that will work best for you). And then change the stroke color to whatever you want. You may have to repeat a couple times, but this makes faster work of selecting all the individual lines.


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I work in printing / imaging. And NO they don't always disappear at print. What happens is the pre press technician has to do some extra work to guarantee they don't show up. You are better saving in a non X pdf format (High quality print for example). This also doesn't chop your file into tiles and makes it easier for it to be edited @ the prepares level if ...


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Draw the spectrum line There are a few effects in illustrator you can use for this. Look in the Effects menu for: Stylize -> Scribble Distort & Transform -> Roughen Distort & Transform -> Zig-zag You will have to play a bit with scale and each of the settings. Sometimes the results are very different if you draw a short or a long ...


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This is called Plexus effect. There are plugins for doing exactly that in AE (because you can add the blur to planes and movement and other effects). To recreate this is Ai you can: 1. do it in AE then export to Ai 2. use script called AllPoints found at http://www.wundes.com/JS4AI/ and then put dots manually (but this connect ALL point to ALL points ...


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In Photoshop the easiest way is to make an action and then run a batch. First step is to change image size to desired and then change canvas size to 600. Illustrator don't allow to record an action with artboard resize but you can do it with macros but you would still need to open every file manually and then start the macro.


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Pathfinder's Outline command will split your artwork in to its component line segments, essentially breaking apart you paths at any intersection. It won't break apart at every anchor point so you will need to manually cut any corner that isn't an intersection (use the Scissors Tool C), but in this specific case you should only need to cut the vertices of ...


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The problem is your compound path. If you want to use the whole template as a clipping mask you need one continuous closed shape, what you currently have is a number of different (possibly open) paths. If your paths are open select overlapping or adjacent end points and use the join command (cmd+J) until you have a closed single path. If the paths are ...


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I don't know if there's THE answer. Depending on the task, I would suggest the following: A. The fast and the furious Code it directly in HTML/CSS, without Photoshop. No theme, no CMS, just a plain page. You even have some direct interaction for your customer (hovering links, etc.) B. The fancy but not realistic Use Photoshop with all fancy effects that ...


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You may just need to Window - Stroke, click the up-and-down-arrow button of the left to the stroke text in the tab if necessary to see the Dashed Line option, uncheck the the option and you will see what's in the book.


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You can copy the image twice and put each one on a new layer then delete / erase / cutout the bits you don't need. There are a few ways to do this.


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None of these suggestions work or worked for me - I need something simple and bulletproof, and the final suggestion ("Checking this option: "Create Acrobat Layers from Top-Level Layers" worked for me. I also chose the Acrobat version 8") DIDN'T work, and still exported all the layers for me. I found the solution in that dialog box setting the eps file save ...


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It strongly depends on who uses the software. For a person that is better and familiar with say photoshop then photoshop is the better tool, atleast in a short term such as for one project. As for in the long run it depends on what you exactly intend to do, since your question is really sparse in info on the subject makes impossible to answer. As for ...


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Adobe Photoshop is one of applications that based on Pixels, but Illustrator is a vector based design program in this case, icons need to scale in any sizes and you should make them in vectors so illustrator is better. for more information check this link: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/32597/whats-the-difference-between-pixels-and-vectors/


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Smart Guides don't really work the way you want them to. I wish they did, but they don't. Smart guides really only work on an object's bounding box, so you can align to the center or any edge of the bounding box but not to arbitrary diagonal paths. Setting a tolerance of 0 is useless, that essentially turns the feature off. I normally have a tolerance of 3 ...


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Draw a circle Using the Pen Tool, add anchor points to both ends of your desired arc. Using the Direct Selection Tool, select every point outside of your desired arc and delete. Also worth noting that if you do have a "pie slice" you can simply delete the anchor point in the center of the pie and you will have your arc.


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Set up your grid (Preferences → Guides & Grid) Turn on grid snapping (View → Snap to Grid) Draw your shapes...


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What you see is the Pink Highlighting for missing font. You should seen the pop-up when opening the file that some font are missing and your default one is used. It could be from totally different font or just different family or even when using the same font but on mac/win.


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What I did: Create each wave with white to transparent gradient in different layers (maybe solid fill works better) Each layer is set as "Soft Light" Layer order does matter, play around which ones should go on top of which till you get the effect desired. Set varying opacity for the lighter ones I did it in all of 10 minutes I think. Hope it gives you ...


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It does seem like the objects are grouped together or, more likely, enclosed in a clipping mask. Illustrator tends to do that when opening files saved from earlier versions (for ex. version CS6 opening a file saved from CC 2015 as version CS6). To edit the objects separately, one has to 1) ungroup the objects or 2) double click the group to enter in ...


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The only two options in illustrator for fonts in the "Save as SVG" dialog are "SVG" and "convert to outlines". The SVG option embeds the fonts, or the system fonts, which you can then swap out in the code with your custom web fonts using a little HTML and/or CSS. If the graphic and the text are not intertwined or overlapping, you could just do the graphic ...


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That is the message that you get when the top object isn't a vector object that can be used as a clipping mask. Therefor I'm assuming your image is above the path you want to use as a clipping mask. To make sure, select the path and go to Object → Arrange → Bring to Front. You can read more about creating clipping masks in the Illustrator help docs: ...


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Choice of tools is always a personal preference although some tools work better for certain tasks than others. For stickers (or finely-cut materials) a vector-based tool (like Illustrator) will likely be ideal. You can bring a pixel-based image - like a photo - into Illustrator (and most other vector-based tools). Then use Illustrator's tools to "trace" ...


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You could use the Rectangular Grid Tool, with one row and however many columns you need. Then you can use the Skew option if you need the non-linear dividers: Combine a number of grids to create your ruler: Create an Art Brush from your ruler by dragging it the the Brushes panel and apply your brush to a circle:



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