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Mine was not a clipping mask issue, rather a Compound Path issue. I needed to release the Compound Path.


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Try to "Hide Artboards". Your artboards won't disappear but you won't be disturbed by their edges and the background will be white. It's in the "View" menu between "Hide Edges" and "Show Print Tiling".


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As per @JGallardo's comment on my initial question, I looked into the Glyphs App to help solve my problem. I used Adobe Illustrator CS6 and the Glyphs Mini app to select the glyphs I use repeatedly and create a custom font of them to help speed up my workflow. There was lots of information, tutorials, and help available on the Glyphs website/forum to aide ...


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Photoshop and Illustrator will all go to default white and black on pressing D. You can then switch them using Shift+X. InDesign works a bit differently as it doesn't use white: In Photoshop, your foreground colour will become white, and background colour will become black. In Illustrator, fill will become white, stroke black; In InDesign, fill will become ...


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I would try to do this an entirely other way. Don't start with a rectangular grid and distort that, as you have. Check what lines the shape is built out of. In this case, that's horizontal lines and quarter circles. Draw a quarter circle using the Arc tool (part of the Line tool); Alt + drag it to the right to copy it once; Press Ctrl / Cmd+D a few times ...


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Layers are inherently different in Photoshop and Illustrator. Everything in Photoshop is a layer, but Illustrator's Layers panel is actually layers and objects. Everything is created on one layer by default but you can still open that layer and see each object as it's own "layer". If you do want everything on it's own layer (although you probably don't need ...


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In photoshop the command Ctrl+Shift+N does the trick for me. Just do this every time before you work on a new item.


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In Photoshop you can do this using the Mixer Brush tool, I just wrote a tutorial with video for you that goes into more detail Multicolored Lettering with Mixer Brush. The basics are: If you want these exact colors then I'd drop the image into Photoshop and sample them onto a new layer like so: You can then use the Mixer Brush tool to either freehand the ...


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Based on what I understand of the issue, it sounds like you need to create a constant shape and then just have versions of it with different text. If that is correct, then Type > Convert to Area Type should help you make the constant shape.


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You can create a knockout stroke by using transparency to shape a knockout group. Put all three people together in a single layer On the top-most person, add a stroke with thickness of your liking From the Transparency pane, click Knockout Group twice and Opacity & Mask Define Knockout Shape once so that both have a checkmark Set the opacity of your ...


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There is no way to rotate different parts of a single layer so you need to import each of your pictures on different layers. You can easily separate everything in Illustrator to its own layer by selecting the top level layer in the Layers panel and choosing "Release to Layers (Sequence)" from the panel menu: The created layers will be sub-layers so you ...


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If you want to color your lines with a single gradient without combining them in to a single object you could use your lines as an opacity mask on a single solid gradient. Editing opacity masks can be a bit annoying if you're not used to working with opacity masks but it is easy enough once you get used to it. Opacity masks work with grayscale values, so ...


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Here is one thing that could work: picking one of the two overlapping segments and simply deleting it so the other stands alone. Find the Scissors Tool on your Tools Panel. If it isn't showing up, look for either the Eraser Tool or the Knife, then right-click it to reveal the options for that Tool Panel slot. The Scissors Tool should appear in a small menu....


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An alternative option is to select all of the items you wish to apply the gradient to and then go Object > Compound Path > Make. Gradients will be continuous across a Compound Path. The downside to this is that it can only apply one set of Fill and Outline settings for all the paths contained in a Compound Path, and it can sometimes do funky things with ...


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You're right that you need to adjust the fidelity and and smoothness. Fidelity controls how many points are added to the paths you are drawing and smoothness controls the amount Illustrator auto-smooths the shapes. If you drag both sliders as low as they go then you will have minimal changes to your shapes. I normally keep them slightly above the minimum so ...


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Save your shape from Illustrator as .EMF file. Go to PowerPoint -> Insert a picture -> select your .emf file and click open. At this point it will act as a picture. You will have to right click the shape -> Group -> Ungroup. A prompt will appear asking you if you want to convert it. Click yes and after Ungroup it one more time. You will see that the ...


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Go to Window > Gradient and set the strokes to "Apply grid along strokes", I guess thats what you are looking for.


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Align to Bottom in the Alignment Panel


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Here's an example that uses an opacity mask to create the opening and the inner outline. I'm using a red background just to clearly set apart the other objects that will appear above the background. Create a white fill (no stroke) object. This will be the stand in for a region. Select the white object and copy/paste in front (Cmd-C, Cmd-F), two times. (...


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You're right. I'll add a couple of other helpful tips. The best practice for emails is still to use XHTML 1.0 Transitional doctype and create a tabled layout, usually no more than 600px wide, keeping all HTML styling inline (and avoid shorthand). Some newer email clients now read the <style> tag in your <head>, allowing you to use CSS classes ...


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Based on the Illustrator JS manual I've come up with the code below. This code does exactly what you want: Creates a gradient with two color stops: black and white Repeats it five times Applies it as a stroke to the active (selected) element A more generalistic version can be found below the line. (1) First we set the desired number of colors and the ...


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You can achieve this with Illustrator scripting. Checking the documentation for CC15.3 in the JavaScript Reference PDF under Gradients on page 68. Create the colors: // Create the colors var startColor = new RGBColor(); startColor.red = 0; startColor.green = 100; startColor.blue = 255; var middleColor = new RGBColor(); middleColor.red = 252; ...


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Well, I would not use gradient all the way. First create a gradient like the one you have, then fill a canvas with it and define pattern (edit > define pattern). Then you go to Layer . new fill layer and choose pattern. You can use existing layer as a clipping mask. Now, the "n" is "scale" so 100% is 1, 50% is n=2 and so on. The smaller scale the more ...


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This will only work if you are using the gradient as a stroke (as in your question). If you want to repeat the gradient endlessly (as opposed to a specific number of repeats) then you can skip steps 2 and 3 and use a pattern brush instead of an art brush. In CC you can now use images in brushes so you may be able to rasterize the gradient instead of ...


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The easiest way would be to separate your circle segments with stroked paths originating from the center of your circle. You can then outline your strokes (Object → Path → Outline Stroke) and use the Pathfinder panel to cut out the segments from your circle.


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To create a diagram like this, you can make use of Dashed Strokes in the Stroke panel. However, if your diagram needs dashes of different lengths, this method can only adjust up to 3 segment sizes. Step 1: Draw an ellipse with the Circle tool and add a stroke. Step 2: Using the Dashed Stroke feature, start by setting the gap size you desire. Note: This gap ...


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Instead of using the Scissor tool, you can just create a circle then add dashed Stroke to it and adjust the gap.


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You can simply use a dashed stroke: You can even apply multiple strokes with different offsets to a single live text object using the appearance panel. You can add effects (such as Offset Path in this case, so that the strokes are outset from the text) to a specific stroke by selecting that stroke and using the "fx" button at the bottom of the appearance ...


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On the data merge panel go to the menu and select content placement options. There is a drop down menu called fitting. Here you can choose to fill frames proportionally. Its should fill frames during the data merge instead of after.


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Once you've converted the text to an outline, you could user object>path>offset path to add one or more offset versions (offset path will take positive and negative values) and then just chop the resulting paths up by deleting sections of them. It's a bit of work, but it will get you the effect that you are looking for. Alternatively, if you don't want to ...


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What might be happening is you have a stroke color that matches the fill color applied to your shape. You can do one of two things: Option 1: Change the stroke color to NONE on your overlapping objects. (I prefer this option, because the shape remains an easily editable shape.) Option 2: Make a duplicate of your objects, because what you will do next will ...


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You can select the path key you want to edit. And then use Free Transform Tool (E) to do that operation. To select the path key, use Direct Selection Tool (A).


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Option 1 You can try changing the blending mode of the drop shadow. This will depend on the effect you want, what the underlying object is etc. Different blending modes will have different effects so experiment and see what works. Keep in mind that blending modes work differently in CMYK vs RGB so that may have an affect. You can see in this example that ...


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View » Show Artboards should do the trick! I am using an Apple computer, so my View menu shows up on top of the Illustrator window itself. Your computer may be a little different, but as long as you find that menu, you should be good to go~!


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A bit late to the party, but there is a way to change the fill color for this PNG in Illustrator. I use CC, so the controls may be a bit different from what you see, but in case it helps, here is what I would use. "Object" » "Image Trace" » "Make" If needed, go to the "Image Trace Panel" to adjust things until you have what you need. The first thing I'd ...


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1) Open your PNG in Photoshop, not Illustrator 2) Double-click on your layer, to apply a style 3) Select Color Overlay 4) Choose your color and click OK


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The document or shape may be in "Greyscale" mode. If you open the Color tab, and click on the options menu, is it set to "Greyscale"? You can select whichever color mode you want from this menu... Note: You may need to select the shapes/strokes in question to apply the change, but that should do it.


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The solution i found was to change the properties of the dashed line. Select the dashed line with the selection tool (V) in the Path toolbar go to brush definition(the one with a dropbox showing the dashed line), select the dashed line and open options of selected object. Change colorization method to tints, OK Now change the color of the outline as you ...


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I think there are 2 distinct steps in designing a mood board: Form/style of the mood board: freeform or tight pattern, what type of images, soft or bright colors, fonts - these factors are determined by what the mood board is for. Once you have decided on a style, you need to come up with a way to put everything together - a software to do the mood board. ...


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You can make a shape around the text Color it Black And then set Gaussian blur to the shape, works nicely with irregular shapes. Will work both in Illustrator and Photoshop.


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top of the Adobe Illustrator's menu bar. choose "view" scroll down to "show transparent grid" click it. or use " shift command D "


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view -> Preview on CPU (or GPU Preview)


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Use the pen tool, it does what you want as long as you click the corner point and do not attempt to drag the segment. Line tool can not make a polyline just individual lines. Though, its also no problem to click drag multiple times and join the lines with shapebuilder or ctrl + j afterward. It may seem like a extra step but given you often need to compose ...


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Just go into the top right drop down panel menu and click on Add Used Colours. Or select all objects and click on the "New Color Group" icon located at the bottom of the swatches panel. This will open a modal dialog box.(refer to attached image).


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A more elaborate way would be to actually punch out the curved line from the letter shapes. This has the downside that you will not be able to change the text or the curved line anymore, as this is a destructive operation. Draw a large circle with a thick stroke and no fill. Holding Alt while drawing to draw from the circle's center may help placing it ...


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The optimum solution to this problem will be dependent on the final use of the illustrations (i.e. whether they will be used for print or digital). However, one quick fix would be to add a very fine Black key line to all of the black shapes and set that keyline to overprint. The width of the keyline can be very fine so it will not spoil the design. The ...


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I'm having difficulty finding exactly where that setting is in 'Recolor Artwork' but I have an idea about Tints. Tints can be achieved with spot colours in print by using screens / halftones. What this does is use the same colour of ink but in less concentration - usually a pattern of dots instead of a solid field of colour. I see what you mean about ...


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There are two things at work here: the default position of the light source isn't really working for your design; and Illustrator's inability to process a gradient into an Extruded shape. The default light source is on the front of the object, a bit to the right. That will cause the bottom and right side of any 3D object in your design to be in a dark shade....


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Try the pst-3dplot package available for example in Texlive. Oh look, they've got what you want as an example right in the manual. If you want to have perspectivity, try pst-solides3d instead. Just in case you don't know how to handle this all by yourself, you can use this link to access one such example. The code is very easy to understand.


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These are just paths with a gradient applied to them. Experiment a bit with shapes with similar gradients, and you'll get a feel for the technique.



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