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Filling grouped object background with color in Illustrator

Is there any way to fill grouped objects background in Illustrator? Below is example how i want it, right now i simply just put white square behind them.
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Need Help Aligning Rotated Objects

I've been looking everywhere but don't know if a solutions exists for my problem: In this image, you can see two shapes. I want to align the shape on the left directly on top of the shape on the ...
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Illustrator file saved as PDF darkens picture color

I have a CMYK document with a photo. I want to print it from a service bureau and saved it as PDF. The save dialog has no options for color management. The result in PDF has one photo with much darker ...
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Trying to convert png rgb to cmyk but how do i found out the question attempting to convert

Where to find this information out below? Is the conversion using the right color profile? The black produced is the one you need? Do the gradients look right, and have a smooth color transition? Do ...
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SVG Size Bloated by “adobe_illustrator_pgf” tag

web dev here. I just received a 400 KB SVG of a very simple icon. It didn't make any sense, so I looked in the SVG file and almost the entire size of the SVG is in a tag with an id of "...
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How to join 2 separate closed paths into 1 shape with overlapping anchor points

I am trying to create a cut path for a CNC machine that will cut out puzzle pieces. I have the puzzle pieces overlapping each other. I am told that I need to join the puzzle pieces into 1 path. What ...
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Illustrator: Align bend of shape perfectly to another shape bend

I want to have the yellow and red lines 'flowing' exactly alongside the blue line, eliminating the white space between the bends but without distorting them. If I drag the anchor points, it ruins the ...
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scale by specific dimensions - illustrator transform effect

Is there a way to use transform effect to scale to a specific measurement instead of percentage? I have ran into this thread but it talks about the "transform each" tool and not the transform effect ...
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Illustrator is saving making my solid colours as transparent

The title pretty much says it all. I've worked with solid colours the entire time, and when I go and save, for some reasons Adobe Illustrator decides to make all my colours and shapes transparent. ...
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Which application is using to create the movie posters? [closed]

I mean that which applications are using on movie posters design? (using Photoshop ,illustrator or other special application tools)
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Illustrator: How to cut out a circle from the middle of a shape with effects?

I've tried multiple online tutorials, looked at several previously asked questions on here that I thought should have worked for me but for some reason I just cannot figure this out. All I want is ...
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Illustrator: Rotate a group of paths randomly and individually about the groups center

Basically, how do I do a hybrid of Rotate which rotates every object in a selection a fixed [there is no random option here] amount about the selection's center, and Transform Each> Rotate[random] ...
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Adobe Illustrator Vector colors appearance, hex code, RGB and CMYK completely different when opened on another computer

When I send my AI to my colleague, the colour appears to be different in her computer. And is not juz the appearance issue, the entire Hex code, RGB value and CMYK value were totally off. We both are ...
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Text Committing keyboard shortcut Consistency across Adobe Apps - AE, Premiere, Illustrator & Photoshop

Different Adobe application uses different ways to commit text (or exit text-editing mode) Photoshop - Numeric Enter Key & Escape Key Premiere - Numeric Enter Key & Escape Key Illustrator -...
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Illustrator: Auto-sized Text box with a rectangle border (no fill)?

My question is related to this one Illustrator: Auto-sized Text box with shaded background? What I want is an auto-sized Text box with a black rectangle border. It should look like this: Is it ...
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How to make a white section in a design transparent instead of black

There’s a small white section on a design that I can’t get to turn transparent, it just turns black. How do I fix this problem?
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Save and Close Icon

I'm building an interface for an admin page. The admin clicks a button to choose an icon to save and close the data table instead of autosave. I have always been stumped as to which icon is best ...
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Merging after expanding appearance in adobe illustrator created unintended white lines

I am following a tutorial to cartoonize a portrait in illustrator and I am supposed to select all of the line art, expand appearance and merge. Whenever I merge, however, all of the lines turn white. ...
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How do I learn a certain type (link given) of digital art?

So I have this friend on Instagram who posts digital art (her Instagram is maegandawnsyiem, it's the first link that you see on Google), and I am so in love and fascinated by it. I really want to ...
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Unable to “paint” text with the type tool with Illustrator CS6

I am completely unable to "paint" text with the type tool. What I mean by painting is I can't click and drag to select the text, therefore I can't select specific parts of the text to modify and I ...
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Exporting from Illustrator is pixelated

I am trying to export sprites from illustrator so I can later import them to unity. I have a ring asset that I am trying to export. The steps I followed: - Draw a circle (250 by 250 px and 3px black ...
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Open SVG and keep responsive settings

I have an svg which when I exported from AI I set the "Responsive" setting to false so that it would write the actual width and height tags to the document. Problem I'm finding is when I re-open the ...
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How to remove all color from SVG image in Illustrator?

I have this PNG image and I need to erase "all" colors, including the white light on front, vest and belly, seeing only the outlines' image, because once that's done, I'm gonna convert it to SVG. This ...
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Document Color Profile & Settings in Illustrator

I have to edit pdf files. The way I am doing it right now is that I am importing it page by page in Illustrator. When I "Place" each page from the pdf file in a new document I get the following ...
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How can I create this abstract sphere in Illustrator (or Sketch)?

How can I reproduce this cool abstract spherical shape using Illustrator (or Sketch)???
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How to create typography like this?

I'm wondering how to create this typography in Photoshop or Illustrator (It's all Travis Kane's posters https://www.instagram.com/ttraviskanee/)
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Missing fonts in Illustrator

When I try to Open an EPS file from Illustrator, the well known "Missing Fonts" dialog box opens that displays the missing fonts list .. i noticed some fonts names with similar structure, for example ...
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How do I join the anchor point from one path, to an anchor point on another path?

I have the following: I'm trying to create that overlaped look by taking a bit of the path off. I have done so, but the result is two separate paths and I want to have them joined. As you can see, ...
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How do I creative this water wave effect by using adobe illustrator

How do I create this water wave effect ( same as image above) by using adobe illustrator
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How do I create this funky B shape

I am trying to re-create this nice shape below: I'm not sure if I'm going about this the right way, but what I have currently is this: I basically have two triangles for the mountains and one ...
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Applying an action to each item in a selection in turn? Illustrator Script

I have a lot of text in various sizes in illustrator CS5. I have tried running a script that I found on this site...See below: Apply an action to each item in a selection in turn? The code is as ...
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Is there a way to calculate the area of a PNG image over a transparent background?

Say, you have a canvas size of 10"x10" in Photoshop. Then, you have an image on that canvas (with a transparent background). Well, if you imagine the entire canvas being taken up, the total area ...
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How to create a solid black shadow behind text in Illustrator? [duplicate]

How do you create this text effect in Illustrator? I tried creating a shadow behind the letter, but it did not appear similar to this. Can anyone point me to the right direction?
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Alpha clipping mask for a PNG file in Illustrator?

So let's call my PNG image layer Z. I have group A of layers that is behind my layer Z and group B of layers that in front of my layer Z. Now, I want to create a clipping mask to apply it to group A ...
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Adding colored highlights in fill

New to illustrator. I'm trying to add highlights to a image I'm trying to digitize. The image looks like below I'd love to be able to replicate the white "rough" coloring approach. Is there an ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Selecting an individual segment of an illustration

I am making an illustration of a hot air balloon in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I am following this online tutorial. I have the following: To get to this stage I have followed these steps in the ...
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Manually adding 3D effet to profile created by pattern brush in Illustrator CC

I am trying to add 3D depth to a complicated 2d profile I created using the pattern brush. I know this is well beyond the capabilities of the built in 3d effects so I will have to do it the hard way ...
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Excel name list to illustrator text block?

I have a list of about 1,000 names I need to move from excel to a text block in Illustrator. In between each name I need a space "95" and another space. The names need to remain in alphabetical order. ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Using the Pathfinder tool

I am trying to make a hot air balloon illustration in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I am following this online tutorial. I currently have the following: I am currently at the following stage of the ...
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Placing a link to PSD in Illustrator

When I place a PSD file from Photoshop to CC Illustrator the image gets embedded automatically. I want it as a link not embedded image. How can I do this?
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Avoid layer to be affected by a top layer

https://imgur.com/a/9tTcxZX I got a problem, basically I have a layer that is basically a 50% opacity abstract that is applied to the whole artboard, but I would like that my image, which is between ...
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How to export SVG with preserveAspectRatio=“none” in Adobe Illustrator?

I am manually adding preserveAspectRatio="none to SVGs exported from Adobe Illustrator in order to make them fill 100% of their container instead of maintaining aspect ratio. Is there a way to have ...
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Graphic being cropped by EPS artboard when exported from Illustrator

I've got a graphic in Illustrator that I want to export as an .EPS file. But when I export it, it clips the bottom of the graphic (I've attached a screenshot below); you can't see it unless super ...
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Text over background colored getting a weird yellow border

I'm working on a logo using illustrator. I just put a black text over a red shape and my text is getting a boring yellow border around it. In this case, shape is red, but whatever the color I use, ...
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Why does Illustrator turn a shade of grey into non-even RGB?

I found this problem recently in Illustrator CS5. Make a new document, either RGB or CMYK, make a rectangle, and click on the fill of the color palette. Set K to 10%, and the RGB changes to non-even ...
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Advantages of having fewer paths and anchor points in Illustrator

I really enjoy the "Smarter" Simplify Paths tool in Adobe CC Illustrator 2020. I was wondering what are overall the advantages of having objects with fewer paths and anchor points at the end of the ...
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How can I achieve this type of texture in illustrator?

How do you achieve the textures on the right side of the mountain, where the noise seems to leave the shape. Is there a gradient applied, because there's slight differences in colors in places. And on ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Finding a specific tool

I am making an illustration of a hot air balloon in Adobe Illustrator CS6 through following this online tutorial. I am at the following stage in the tutorial: This stage of the tutorial uses the Free ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Using the shape builder tool to create a custom shape

I am trying to make an illustration of a hot air balloon in Adobe Illustrator CS6 by following this video tutorial. I am at the initial stage of the tutorial where the circle and triangle shapes are ...
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Illustrator shape builder tool precision error

I was trying to make a shape like below. (All the circles are perfect circles and they encounter each other at one point only.) I made the shape in Illustrator like this. I got 2 problems with ...