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Uncheck "Align to Pixel Grid" in the Transform Panel. You may need to first select objects, then uncheck the option on the Transform panel. When opening a new document you can uncheck the "Align to Pixel Grid" option in the new document dialog box as well. This is a feature in Illustrator 15.x (CS5) to assist in the creation of sharp web/screen images. ...


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This answer may not count if you require a strictly programmatic solution, but I found it interesting so I thought I'd share. :) The math way would be to break the shape into a collection of triangles and do a weighted average of their individual centers of gravity. I don't think any of the popular drawing programs will automate that for you. It can be ...


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For simplicity's sake, I'm going to assume that you already have a mesh and a "piece with holes" in vector form. If not, we have existing questions on how to do that: How to create a triangular grid in Illustrator How do I create a polygon tessellation pattern in Adobe Illustrator? How do you generate the shapes at the bottom of the image? Is is done with ...


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You can do it at home. I think a specially made box for a gift is a wonderfully personal touch, increasingly rare and the more welcome because of that. It doesn't have to look bad, although as Lauren says it will take a little practice. A steel straight edge or ruler is a must, and a steel French curve would be a plus. Plenty of Xacto blades are another ...


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I did not realise that RGB was also an option under the fly-out (the right arrow(s) in the upper right corner of the Color palette). It's also worth note that I should (could?) have chosen the document color mode by selecting a correct new document profile in "New document" dialog box. Jacob Bugge and Monika Gause pointed them out for me on the Adobe ...


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Disclaimer: i just fiddled with this, and it might not be exactly what you want. These two models will work, though I am sure there are better ways of doing it. Here is some of the problems: if you need the checkerboard pattern to be exactly as above (i.e. defined difference between black and white) you cannot divide the shape into six. You must ...


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Open Illustrator. Draw your desired circles Draw a series of triangles/quadrangles and shapes around the circles to create your mesh Make sure none of the shapes touch in order to leave a solid area behind. Color in the shapes with a dull grey as needed to help you flesh out the design and visualize the "positive" to remain, and the "negative" to be ...


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You could use an Offset Path effect to give you the look of a single line but it would still be compound when expanded. If nothing else, that gives you something accurate to trace over.


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I am answering my own question. After extensive testing, i can confirm that AT LEAST Version X4 and X6 of CorelDraw GS has a PLT IMPORT bug. The bug happens only when there is an extremely high count of nodes in a path. I have filed a bug report with Corel's Paid Support and i am awaiting for answers. A workaround if you are in the same situation is to ...


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I am answering my own question once again, Ok after some trial and error testing, no it does not. It is simply a measurement unit. Let me give you an example: Let's consider that we have a circle with a circumference of 100mm. We can have 1000 plotter units of 0.1 each or 100 units of 1.0 each. Its the same thing and it does not affect in any way the ...


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This answer is not quite what you wanted, but perhaps and alternative to it. There is this website called http://www.shapeways.com/ It's a lot like that cardboard safari website, except better ( In my opinion.. ). They use different materials, but I think their materials ( which include stainless steel ) is an upgrade from what cardboard safari has ...



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