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All digital images are rectangular. All images. There's no such thing as a non-rectangular digital image. What you can do is create a transparent area within that rectangle. The transparency will make it seems as though there's an empty space when there actually isn't. Illustrator, by default has a transparent background (even though it looks white in the ...


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1) I am having a hard time understanding what you mean in question one. What do you mean they don't connect smoothly? Can you circle the area that you're talking about? If you think this is a stroke issue, you can always expand the stroke. Select the object and go to object - expand and make sure stroke is checked. 2) You can use a clipping mask. Create an ...


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Using Illustrator: Draw a rectangle with a certain color. Draw an ellipse behind it, with the same color but with transparency set to 0%. Select both and choose Object > Blend > Make. The default setting seems to be a bit tight. With the object still selected, choose Object > Blend > Blend Options. Switch Preview on to see what you are doing. Select ...


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You can try 3D effect. This approach may help you understand the form of logo. Four steps: Create texture as a shape Convert it into symbol (drag and drop to symbols panel) Create a curve (flag cross-section) Effects → 3D → Extrude & Bevel → Map Art


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Yes it can be done. However please understand that having a not splitting is a totally irrelevant technical specification as the PDF is allready split to pages. The data will be split many ways before the process is completed in any case because that's how processing works. Split to disk or memory is the same thing and writing a PDF is assembling pages. As ...


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I found a workaround. Using the menu command Image->Image Size... (Alt+Cntl+I) scales the rounded corners with the shape. So a rounded rectangle with 50 radius corners resampled with this method to half the size will now have 25 radius corners. Since the shape is vector it won't degrade the quality of the graphic. If you don't want to resample the entire ...


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Look at the bounding box of what you're trying to move. If there is some stray object, it will expand that bounding box out to surround that object as well. Then you can go delete/unselect that object and continue with your move. If, however, you see that the bounding box is only surrounding what you're trying to move with no stray objects and you're still ...


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You can select your border and then click on the cog symbol at the borders panel. Then choose your ends and joins in the dropdown, that appears.


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Click Object. Click Expand. you can manipulate letters/tails with each blue point


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To give the best possible quality file, and the exact size you have to send a vector based file. Svg or a pdf file (converted to curves or nodes) are two good options. Asking a specific size in mm means that you need a printed file, so in that case the option to a rasterized file can be from 200 or 300 ppi for a rgb, cmyk or grayscale images to 1200 or 2400 ...


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One thing you can try is not to "export" to a pdf format but to "print it" on a pdf file. There are several virtual printers you can install for free, or use the adobe acrobat program. There are some online services that can convert your files too.


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Just to clarify a bit, I think you mean this: Say you had a line with 3 nodes, a,b, and c, with a and c being the endpoint of the nodes. You wish to attach another another line with two nodes d and e. You wish to connect the nodes b and e. As of right now, I can't seem to find functionality of the program where it attaches two unrelated lines that AREN'T ...


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This is an issue with the server on which this image is stored. The server is incorrectly telling your browser that it is sending text, so the browser interprets the file as text. Simply save the file using the "Save Page" option, and then open it in the browser from your local disk. You can also use an SVG viewer of editor instead of the web browser.


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This is just a display issue related to the anti-aliasing algorithm most programs use to display vector graphics. The effect you see is not "real", and for most practical applications it is pointless to try to get rid of it. In printing and in exporting rasters these lines don't show. To prove it, you can go into Edit > Preferences > General... in ...


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You can also place a bitmap TIFF file into your Illustrator document. This allows you to colorize it in Illustrator. Here's a tutorial on how to create a bitmap TIFF in Photoshop: http://knowledgejam.org/home/2014/7/31/creating-textures-with-bitmap-tiffs


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You don't Simply pulling or dragging something to straighten out a multi-curved path is not possible as far as I'm aware. You could move each and every anchor point, but then you'd be hard pressed to not alter the length of the curves as you moved points. You can get the length and draw a new path. Simply choose Window > Document Info, then in the ...


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Many images which use textures or "grunge" appearances in Illustrator take advantage of Opacity Masks and embedded raster images. Even though Illustrator is vector at its core, there are times where utilizing the subtle variations in a raster image can be helpful. Trying to create distressed or mottled backgrounds is certainly one such case. First, find a ...


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Similar to Photoshop, Illustrator also has blending modes. Placing a texture over a vector and then setting the Blending mode, located on the Transparency panel, to something like Overlay may help achieve the look you are hoping for.


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I understand that you drew something with just separate lines and now you're looking for a way to efficiently turn that mess of lines into clean filled closed shapes? If so, then you can select all of your lines that you want to convert then click on them using the Live Paint Bucket tool (keyboard shortcut 'K'). Now start painting inside the lines with any ...


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The Offset path command in the Object Menu duplicates the original path in a new location. This is how it works. If you only want to move the original path, without duplicating it, choose Effect > Path > Offset Path...


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Your shape is an open path that's why it offset allover itself. try to close that path and it will solve the problem. In the two examples below, the right star is an opened path from the top while the left star is a closed one.


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They're probably thrown off by the pixel grid alignment, which is only noticable when you're using an artboard with a small pixel width and height and looking at it at a high zoom factor (yours is at 1200% !). Try turning the pixel grid alignment off (CTRL + A -> Uncheck the last checkbox in the transform panel) and then realign them centered to the ...


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Object > Expand Appearance Then Object > Expand Converts all strokes to shapes. Makes all Appearance Panel settings expanded to objects. Then you could use the Merge button on the Pathfinder Panel to basically remove any construction areas which are not visible. You can also use Object > Flatten Transparency to expand and merge everything. ...


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Not really. This is because the way vector artwork programs work, everything is an object and these objects have fill and stroke attributes. If you merged all objects into one single object, the vector artwork program doesn't have a way of turning all the fills and strokes of the individual objects into a "combined" fill or stroke attribute for the final ...


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For anyone that has something like this happen to them. It turns out at this small scale the pixel grid was throwing my shapes off in a nice even pattern. Manually realigning the centers fixed it.


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Zoom all the way out Select All and look for stray points. I had guides grouped with an object. Deleted them but there was a point still left that was outside of the drawing area. You'll have to delete the stray points. Zoom way out. You'll see them. Ctrl+Alt+; will allow you to move and edit the guide lines.


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Converting vector files to bitmaps always looses quality. And since they are not vector anymore, your title is wrong. There is no need to convert AI files to bitmaps to place them into InDesign. Place the native AI files instead.


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If you are using the fields in the Control Bar to change the size, ensure the 9-point origin is set to the center dot: If using Free Transform, hold down Option/Alt+Shift and drag a corner. Option/Alt makes the transformation from the center, and Shift ensures it stays proportional to the original.


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Bring up the Free Transform controls, by hitting CMD+T. Hold down SHIFT+OPTION while you resize. This will maintain the object's proportions and allow you to resize from its center.


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You can try SVG-edit, BlueGriffon, GLIPS Graffiti, Free SVG Editor and many other software listed in this URL: http://listoffreeware.com/list-of-best-free-svg-viewer-software-for-windows/ for viewing and editing SVG files.


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After drawing the rectangle check on the "Show transformation Control" check box on the top.. You will get the handles to resize the rectangle..


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Powerpoint support vector format and some of the EPS's can be imported directly into powerpoint as a vector format. but to be in the safe side try to export your artwork from illustrator as 'EMF' this is a vector format developed my Microsoft and it could be imported into powerpoint without any problem and it remain vector even when exported to 'PDF'.



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