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each line is a path . so you select the path and modify its thickness by varying the stroke reading in the upper left area , just below the main toolbar.


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Try ticking the "use artboards" option when exporting and set your artboard to the size you want.


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You need to set DPI after your work si done - when exporting for print: save as copy - pdf - and there is place to set your desired resolution. Don't forget - it applies only for raster images.


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Everything you need to set is in the New Document window. This image shows all the correct settings based upon your question:


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Fundamentally this just isn't how Illustrator, or vector applications in general, operate. Think of vector artwork as pieces of construction paper. You can't simply erase part of a piece of paper. You have to cut it then remove the cut section. This is how you would remove part of an object or group of objects in Illustrator. Features such as the Pathfinder ...


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In AI, go to File > Save As and select PDF from the document type. When the options for the PDF appear, go to the Compression section and in the following boxes, change all of the downsamplings to "Do Not Downsample" and compressions to "None" Print your PDF


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To achieve the best print quality the image should be in CMYK and 300 DPI, this will require an image 64800px wide and 14400px high. You can however print a file that is 150 DPI (I wouldnt go any lower than that) with a banner that size as long as it scales proportionately. You also want to consider adding an 1/8th inch bleed and be sure to leave room away ...


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Easiest method I use... click for the second anchor away from the other path, while holding the click depress the Space bar and drag the click where you want it to be. This will prevent the two paths from joining. You just have to click and move with the spacebar down. This is generally the fastest method since you don't need to lock or hide or ...


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Well, you can't change the size of an anchor point in Illustrator at all other than the preference item to display them larger (but they all look about the same to me)... If you want to change the length of bezier handles on an anchor point, you can select anchors and then use the Scale Tool to change handle lengths. It's not the same as "adjusting the ...


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I would contact the printer and ask them what size they would like the files delivered. A file that size still can result in issues if you are trying to deliver it at a 1:1 scale. I would ask the printer on their desired scale and at the rip to the digital printer they will modify it to a 1:1. Another thing to be aware of, you could run into computer ...


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First and foremost, contact your printer. In my experience, lots of printers of large materials allow you to deliver a pdf in, say 1:10 or a similar scale, with some requirements to the dpi quality of your pdf. Second, I'd advise you to design regardless of size in Illustrator, and then place, process and distill everything to a printable pdf in InDesign.


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There's couple different ways to achieve this. Select and lock (Object > Lock > Selection, Ctrl / Option+2) or hide (Object > Hide > Selection, Ctrl / Option+3) the existing path before drawing the second. Locking may be more useful than hiding, allowing you to still align the last anchor exactly over the existing path. Start drawing your ...


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You can also try the shapebuilder tool after outlining the stroke


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The top line is most likely set to superscript. Select the text, choose Show Options from the Character Panel menu, then click the Superscript button. CS6 screenshot, but should be the same in CS5. In CS5 you may need to uncheck the "superscript" option in the Character panel menu. I can't launch CS5 to check.


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Sadly, no. Undo is Illustrator's only way to walk you back to a previous version of a file. Because designers so often work on similar revisions of their files, and overwriting your work is so easy, it's a really good idea to have software in place that tracks your file history. Here are some popular options: Dropbox: The gold standard for fast, simple, ...


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Only via a backup solution. There's no method within Illustrator itself or provided by Adobe.


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Are you trying to have a physical swatch booklet? Then it would be better to go to Pantone website and buy from their industry standard swatch book. If you are just needing to use it in your design in illustrator: Swatches panel - Open swatch library - Color Books and choose your desired PMS book of colors.


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It is possible that the font you're using is not supported by Illustrator. I would suggest trying another Arabic font. Reference: "Arabic and Hebrew type" Legacy font support Fonts that have been traditionally used (for example, AXT fonts) can continue to be used in this release of the software. However, it is recommended that newer Open Type ...


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It's already been resolved on another post, but I'll write it here: you need the free plugin from astute graphics. Check the page, scroll down, check the animated gif about the orient tool. It does what it promises. I checked. Oh, and not affiliated with them. http://www.astutegraphics.com/software/subscribe/


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I think @Max Tokman is right, but you don't need to go through Photoshop. Just Edit > Preferences > Units (Ctrl/Command+K) to switch your General Units to Pixels. Then click your Artboard Tool (Shift+O) from the main tool panel. Then in the Control Bar, check the following properties: Reference Point - One of the four corners must be selected, none ...


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You should first understand the theory for print design. When working in print (which includes silkscreening) white equals paper/stock/material being printed on. It is not necessary to make everything transparent. Simply filling or stroking objects with white is just as good and is often easier to work with. I don't see any area which would require the ...


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Your illustrator object or object group is likely positioned with non-integer or odd (as opposed to even) horizontal coordinates. My suggestion is to export from Illustrator to Photoshop and finalize image manipulation there.


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The mouse pointer shows what tool you have active. Just switch the tool to a different one from the tools window. Most likely you want to use either the black arrow (selection tool, for selecting whole objects, and isolating them) or the white arrow (direct select tool, for selecting object components). TIP: Most tools can switch between selection tool by ...


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Okay try this: With your star selected Object > Path > Offset Path Check the Preview button so you can see in real time what happens. Change Offset to whatever width looks good. Joins can probably stay at Miter and limit leave at 4. In your layers panel you will now see another star, but a bit larger. Select this one AND the paths under it; your square ...


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Would help a bit if you mentioned what version of Illustrator you are using. Otherwise the effect might not exist. In CS5 or CS6 I might try: Effect > Distort & Transform > Roughen or Zig Zag. Cool thing about Effects is they are none destructive so no need to outline text or expand paths. Check your Appearance panel to disable or make changes ...


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Simply disable Smart Guides (View > Smart Guides). Smart Guides will show a highlight of the text when you hover over an envelope. Since the basis of the envelope is undistorted text, that's what you see. It's blue to indication is it merely an on screen highlight. The blue won't actually print or be present when saving/exporting.


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This may be too late for @rhumbrecht, but the Rounded Corners effect is more than likely the culprit. The two key pieces of evidence are 1. the green background object (with which the foreground interacts) has rounded corners, and 2. although the rounded corners effect was not used on the foreground object, it has been used somewhere along the line, as ...


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Well you could simply only use the Grey swatches in the Swatch Panel. Or you could select art and choose Edit > Edit Colors > Convert to Greyscale -- note that this will not alter placed raster images or raster effects.


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After getting a good hint from @joojaa, I tried to create my own script and ultimately I found a great script called MultiExporter that is made by TomByrne. This script provides variety of options to export by layers or artboards, creating a ultimate streamline for tedious work of exporting many different individual icons. You get almost every possible ...


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The title of your question is "how to distress a font". The body of your question is "why doesn't Pathfinder do what I want". I like the first question better, so I'll answer that. Set the type you want to "distress" at several sizes. Print it out. Trace over the font with various types of media until you find one that feels right. Scan a few of your ...


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To merge two vertices in illustrator Windows platform:- Select two points then press CTRL + Alt + J select one of the checkbox Both, Vertical or Horizontal Apple: CMD + Opt + J


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Select the object you want to transfer the color to, then click the i key on your keyboard to access the eyedropper tool. Now click with the eyedropper tool on the object you want to copy the color from.


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I have done this exact same thing here's my script: #target illustrator var path_prefix=("d:/temp/floormap_") var layer = app.activeDocument.layers.getByName("rooms"); function exportFileToPNG8(dest) { if ( app.documents.length > 0 ) { var exportOptions = new ExportOptionsPNG8(); var type = ExportType.PNG8; var fileSpec = ...


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It may be beneficial to scan the drawing at very large dimensions, such as a 600% enlargement. Then trace the enlarged version. This will allow you to trace with more accuracy. There is a limit to the size of detail Image Trace can see and pick up. If you are at the edge of that, there's not much you can do to force the feature to be more accurate. By ...


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Notice on the tooltip that pathfinder minus says "minus front". It can subtract many things from one thing - out of everything you have in a selection the one thing in the back is what it subtracts everything that's in front of it. When I say "one thing", groups don't count. When you expanded the text you got a group, and expand text puts the first letter ...


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Select the flags for a row Click vertical align center Click horizontal distribute center Click to make them a group (Ctrl+G) Repeat all rows. Then select all rows and horizontal align them as groups and distribute them. The tools needed are on the Align Palette:


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Right Click, Release Clipping Mask


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It really depends upon the artwork. If the art is comprised of a bunch of raster images with clipping masks you are sort of stuck. You can't crop, cut, or clip raster images within Illustrator - you can only mask them. If the art is all vector and merely contains clipping masks..... In some cases, Object > Flatten Transparency will quickly "bake in" ...


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Select the image and click the Expand Button on the control bar across the top of the screen. Click here for the help files about using Adobe Illustrator's Image Trace feature. (or simply tap the F1 key when in the application and ask your question in the help file search box.)


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As long as you are just trying to duplicate the artboard within the same file, you should be able to just pick Duplicate Artboards from the Artboards panel. As @Lauren Ipsum noted though, you need to be sure all of the content you wish to have duplicated is unlocked. I recommend going to Object > Unlock All or pressing ⌘ / Ctrl / Command+⌥ / Alt / ...


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if you want to have a smooth gradient u should do this. Make a color black rectangle and use it as the background. Make the same size rectangle and place it on top of the black you just made. Create a gradient for the top rectangle following the colors below. 1st color 100 magenta - 100 yellow: 100% opacity 2nd color 100 magenta - 100 yellow - 70 black: ...


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There is no fix for this as far as I know. Illustrator doesn't treat white as a color, but as a lack of color. So changing the documents background color changes how white, or rather the absence of color, is displayed. The background color will also alter any colors you place on it. This makes sense if you imagine how things print in the real world – you ...


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Select the object. Navigate the menu bar: Select > Object > Directional Handles. Press Delete. Now all you have is points!


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There's a couple of possibilities: Open the Pathfinder palette (Window > Pathfinder or Shift+Control / Option+F9) and use the Divide option—the first icon on the second line. This makes the three shapes into a group. Ungroup them and you can edit them. Select both shapes, choose the Shape builder tool (Shift+M) and click each of the three shapes ...


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If on mac, select the objects and press Cmd + 3. Or Ctrl + 3 if you're on Windows. To reveal all hidden objects press Cmd + alt + 3 (Mac) or Ctrl + alt + 3 (Win)


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First of all Photoshop is not only an image editing software, you can create 100% vector files in Photoshop with the last versions, I also think that adobe should really work on an easier way to import/export files from AI to PS especially since they added the vector feature in PS. Anyway the easiest way I found was opening the file in Illustrator and then ...


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Ctr + A , Un group . Choose release to layers (sequence)


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Illustrator does not really excel at this sort of operation. This is why I linked to Excentro in the comment above. Excentro is specifically designed to create guillochés and it's artwork is exportable (as vector) to Illustrator. Of course, I realize Excentro is an extra cost. The ways I can think to try and pull it off with only Illustrator include: ...


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This could mean a whole lot different things have gone wrong while copying. I don't think you can copy an artboard from an active document to another, but they are fast workarounds to this. Is it a vector art or flattened/rasterized? Are the layers locked? I am not sure about the key combination you are referring to but on Windows, copying is done by ALT + ...


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Check if your strokes are aligned to the same place, ie inside, centre or outside - find this in the path and stroke panel.



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