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Why do I have to click the anchor point after every curve using the pen tool illustrator how do I fix it?

I use the pen tool a lot and I hate the fact that if I draw around an image I have to constantly keep clicking the anchor point after every point to reset the position. The issue is I sometime miss ...
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How to create a darken/lighten keyboard shortcut in Illustrator?

Searching for greyscale keyboard shortcuts I stumbled upon this nice useful video. However at minute 1:15 she uses a keyboard shortcut to quickly lighten and darken the selected colors. How does she ...
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How to select only one item from an artboard and then export?

I'm having issues trying to get one item to export from an artboard. I'm only wanting the highlighted part to be exported as a .png. I've tried selecting only that object, which I can't unless I hide ...
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Illustrator: I have paragraph styles with baseline shifts, can I make a character style to add to that shift?

This is kind of a confusing question, so let me try and elaborate. I made paragraph styles with different baseline shifts depending where they start around objects. For example directly to the left is ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Can't make a very simple clipping mask

Of course, I'm a total newbie with Illustrator, but as per title I can't get the clipping mask tool to work in this basic situation: The dialog says: Unable to create a clipping mask. The top ...
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illustrator script dropdown list

Of course, I'm a very newbie. I want to make something but it doesn't work out I have a dropdown list with 3 values.. a, b, c I would have liked the result to be:if I choose: "a" create a ...
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Direct selection is edting all cornes of a rectangle

I am reading a tutorial. The author drags a rounded corner away from the rectangle to remove it. I do the same and all corners are altered. I am using CC 2015 the sames as the author.
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Different bitmap/raster shape gradient like this example?

does anyone know how to achieve this, a gradient that is created from the different raster/bit map shapes? i am trying to recreate this in illustrator
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Run Illustrator extension through a script

I have been using .jsx scripts to automate some tasks in Illustrator, but I haven’t figured out how to execute actions from extensions through a script. I would for example like to push from ...
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How do you paint between selection in adobe illustrator

I'm fairly new to adobe illustrator so this is probably a stupid question but i'm struggling with this. I'm trying to trace and color an image using the pen tool like below I wanted to color between ...
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Perspective Arc Text in Illustrator

I'm attempting to create this perspective arc text in Illustrator, and having the darnedest time. I tried creating a filled shape and applying an envelop distort with the curved shape, but that did ...
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Huge unwanted artboard created by default in Adobe Illustrator CC 2020

I am using Adobe Illustrator CC 25.2.1 on Windows 10 Pro. After launching Illustrator, I click "Create new" and choose "HDV/HDTV 1080" document type under the Film & Video tab. ...
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Illustrator CS6 rounding corners

Im trying to trace a logo with a slight rounded corner.I have on the other corners been using the shapebuilder tool using the eclipse shape to form the corner but this one is so slight I am wondering ...
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why the (ALT + right-click) brush resizing shortcuts does not work in illutrsator?

I bought an adobe illustrator, but when I tried to change the size or the hardness of the brush with (ALT + right-click) it doesn't work. and when I try with [ and ] keys, the size of the brush does ...
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Fixing an error in the RandomSwatchesFill.jsx script?

I am trying to assign random colors to vector shapes in Illustrator 2021 on my Mac (running macOS BigSur). With some research, I found the script below. Each time I run it, however, I get an error ...
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Convert a low resolution raster image to vector

I have an raster image like this. That I would like to convert into an svg. I tried the Image Trace option in Illustrator thinking that it would makes colored squares on top of a black box but that ...
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Changing Brush style for Scribble tool (fill) in Illustrator

I want a scribble effect (as if someone had taken a pencil and scribbled out this headline), and I can get the desired brush style (pictured here as the circle) when I draw, but not when I use the ...
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Smart guides not working properly with custom guides in Illustrator

Here's a video showing my issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTNAyd7jpAs&ab_channel=niuage I don't think I have any "snapping" enabled, apart from "smart guides", but it ...
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In Illustrator, is it possible to preview both outlines and bitmaps at the same time

This is my use-case: I am generating about 20 postcards that are simply artwork on a white backround. The scans of the artwork all have a white border, but sometimes the border is not even on all four ...
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Rounded corner effect being copied when merging with shapebuilder tool

I am using illustrator CS6 and I am making a rectangle with a rounded corner. What I have done is make 2 rectangles but have one with rounded corners through effect>styalize>rounded corners. I ...
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Placing image to a set scale illustrator CS6

I'm following a tutorial using a later version of illustrator but I've noticed that they have a feature similar to InDesign where you can click and drag out the image to the scale you want when ...
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How i make this pattern

The line pattern that change direction but all the line are anyway connected
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How would I morph two illustrated shapes in After Effects?

I'm trying to animate a logo (left) in AE and want it to end up like the one on the right. I created these in AI and copy/pasted them straight from AI instead of importing each artboard. I've tried ...
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Is there any easy way to convert shapes in Powerpoint to adobe illustrator so they are editable?

I have 40 figures which I generated largely in powerpoint (text boxes, lines, etc all from the program in addition to copy pasted images). Is there any way to convert these files to an illustrator ...
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What is Registration in swatches and what's the use of it? [duplicate]

I tried to understand it on this article but couldn't understand it. I'm observing this for couple of years but never really thought about it much. Also, sometimes when I'm working on something using ...
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Import an Illustrator file into After Effects keeping the group names and hierarchy?

I imported a file from Illustrator to After Effects, but when I converted the layers to shape layers the group names were changed to "Group 1", "Group 2" etc. and also the whole ...
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How can I color a part of a letter in Illustrator?

I'm trying to color the arms of a capital T in Georgia font on Illustrator for a project, but I can't do it. Can someone explain to me how to accomplish this?
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Illustrator technical drawings format from Indesign

I'm designing a big products catalog with lot of technical drawings, every product has at least one drawings made in illustrator and linked (from an assets server). In the catalog, often dimensional ...
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Why does this SVG document not open correctly in Adobe Illustrator (latest version of creative cloud)

I have an SVG file called gear.svg with the following contents: <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 56 56"><defs/><path d="M25.45 14.84a.67.67 ...
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How can I draw this effect in Illustrator?

Does anybody know how to draw this in illustrator? Thanks.
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Distribute spacing by a specific amount is not working correctly

I am creating a lot of small circles and then I tried to ditribute them evenly using the "Distribute Spacing" and then selecting on the "Align to Key Object" by selecting on one of ...
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Automatically “Export with Artboards” on Save?

In Photoshop, there is the Generate > Image Assets option which will automatically export all of the properly named layers when I save the main PSD file. Is there a similar option or script that ...
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How to add a handle to a node in Illustrator - without deforming the shape of the other end?

Is there any way for to add an additional handle to an anchor that has one already, without interfering with the current position of the existing handle? If you draw a circle in illustrator, you can ...
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How to fix this typing along path…illustrator

How do I fix the arch to match the circle shape in the background? LIke is there a way to type along a path but have it be right through the center of the path instead of above or below it?
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Why does my vector shrinks in height and width when opened in Illustrator? Like 30cm length becomes 30mm

Hello so I had been sent an Illustrator file thru Gdrive to edit, it is a sewing pattern so it's just made up of different types of lines and a few texts. I send the file back and when they checked ...
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How to get this overlap effect in illustrator?

I don't know if similar question has been asked before, but can anyone help me to turn this: ...into something like this: I was following a tutorial but it didn't show what effects and tools were ...
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Align stroke along path (oval shape)

I'm trying to create this eye icon with eye lashes in illustrator: But I'm not sure how I can align the the lashes (which are little strokes) along the oval shape. I've tried with the blend tool by ...
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Extra space beneath font

I am facing a problem. I want to apply 'vertical-align bottom' between the word 'voice and the circle. The extra space beneath the word 'voice' dsnt let that happen. I want to get rid of the extra ...
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Adobe Illustrator Layers not behaving as they should

I am tearing my hair out over this issue. I'm working in Adobe Illustrator to design a logo and the layers are not behaving as they should - the text at the bottom of my image is the top layer, yet it ...
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How to achieve a “vapor” text look

So, I see these two posters on Pinterest and I was really wondering about how such vaporous, grainy looks were achieved. I thought maybe scanning then working on the scan in Photoshop ? I have no idea....
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Adobe illusrator 2d, creating simple dent like effect on skin

I would like to create a logo where an item is tightly secured to human skin, like it was tied up with rope and I want to make it look like there's something behind that objects that would indicate ...
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Smudging of colors in Adobe illustrator

Is there any method to smudge colors in Adobe illustrator?
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Is there more than one method of creating a curve with the pen tool?

I've noticed in some tutorials that when using the pen tool to create curves it is - click and drag and then clicking to another point and the curve is made. I find myself clicking on one point first ...
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Saving EPS without invisible layers?

To save time and avoid having dozens of files to sift through, I have one masterfile for some labels that share a background and have varying information. Unfortunately this means that every EPS I ...
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Is the colour mixer a feature that is not available in CS6?

I am following along with a tutorial and using Illustrator CS6 version. It mentions a colour mixer but I can't find it. I am wondering if this feature is for later versions? Also if there is an ...
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Fill colours in shapebuilder tool not in the CS6 version?

Im following a tutorial, I noticed using the shapebuilder tool there is an option in the version the tutor is using where you are able to also colour the shapes using the tool and seperate them with ...
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Round corners of shape illustrator CS6 version

I am following an illustrator tutorial using CS6 trying to round the corners of a rectangle and I noticed that the small circles that appear on the Illustrator video tutorial on the shape don't appear ...
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Illustrator - How to align different sections of text

I am creating a coffee shop menu. How can I achieve proper alignment? I have tried using the Tab key but this doesn't create uniformity. Rough example below. I have spent soo much time trying to work ...
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Is it possible to set the width in Adobe illustrator to 45m?

It's for printing in a scaffold sheeting roll and client wants me to format it in three different sizes: 3m x 45m – 2m Height Print 3m x 45m – 1.8m Height Print 2m x 45m – 1m Height Print I'm not ...
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How to force whole numbers to have one decimal place in Adobe Illustrator?

I make a lot of graphs using Illustrator for my company. Unfortunately, the graphing tool in Illustrator is very archaic. When adding number labels to graphs, Illustrator automatically removes .0 from ...

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