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How to clip multiple lines with multiple polygons in Illustrator

I have two layers - one layer that is a map of rivers (the lines), and a second layer that is a map of the catchment basins (the polygons in yellow). I intend to make a colourful map where the rivers ...
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Formatting Design For Screen Printing

I'm launching a clothing company soon, and I have a design in illustrator that I must send to my screen printer. I am mainly an artist, so I drew the design. But I feel like the file is very sloppily ...
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Subtract specific area on object in illustrator

For example in After Effects you are using mask for adjustments of your shape. You can subtract something with it what you needed. Can't find related future in AI. Here is an image which is ...
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(Illustrator) Workflow question - is there a way to select this portion of my artwork?

I am a veteran with Photoshop but somewhat of a newbie with Illustrator. I am working on creating this vector self-portrait... I have a layer called 'Silhouette' which forms the main background of ...
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Knockout, Page Knockout, Subtract, or Compound Shape. When to use which?

I often see suggestions of using Compound Paths, Subtracting Front Shape, or Knockout (or even Page Knockout!) in the creation of vector graphics, for example, in Illustrator. When should each be used?...
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"Flatten" vector image in Illustrator so that invisible objects are not included

I have multiple objects on top of each other in various layers. Now I would like to export a version of my file where only the visible parts of all the objects and layers will be included. How do I ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Merging Objects and Deleting the Area Inbetween

I have made a dart board on AI using elipse tool with 5 layers. Now I would like to clean the white areas to make white areas transparent but if I remove them the circular shape compeletely removes. ...
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How can I join a path to a compound shape in Illustrator?

I'm struggling to join the compound shape and path I have created in Illustrator. My usual click and hope in the pathfinder dialog is not working. See attached screenshots. The selected path is blue, ...
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illustrator cc pathfinder minus front function [duplicate]

I'd like to know what the difference is between click on the Minus Front option in the Pathfinder palette and Alt+click.
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unite illustrator << need to get way i dont want lose colors

i need help i want to get way to do unite and compound path without losing colors becoz i want uploaded into Circut design SVG FILE . i want to get the logo same as shown in first pic with unite and ...
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Illustrator: Uniting Multiple Adjacent, Non-Overlapping Objects

I have an SVG diagram depicting the Earths landmasses (like an atlas). Each country is a separate object, which worked fine for its initial purpose, where I set a 1pt stroke, so all the borders were ...
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Merge Illustrator objects into one object not group?

How do I merge several objects into a single object? I have many sloppy looking objects that when combined they create the one final object that looks great. If I could print out the vector but then ...
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Stray empty paths within a larger path

I have a path created via merging a lot of smaller paths and for whatever reason this time around, it's absolutely filled with stray points and lines. I've run path > clean up and received the "no ...
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removing partial shapes/objects

I have a template on the artboard and I am using basic shapes to fill the template with designs. Some shapes overlap the template. I want to remove the parts that go outside the template box. I have ...
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Simplifying vector graphic output of finite element method result

I have quite a huge output file from a finite element method calculation (15MB). Each triangle, which represents the finite elements, is it's own object even though big areas (especially the ...
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