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Illustrator: select all objects inside a path [duplicate]

I have a big number, more then 100K, objects and would like to select all lying inside a path (big circle in my case). I don't want a clipping mask because I will end up with partial objects. I need ...
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Bending a rectangle while keeping its rounded corners and width on Adobe Illustrator

Hello everyone I am trying to add a bent rectangle parallel to the rhombus while keeping the width and rounded corners of the rectangle. So far I only create a rectangle and used the "Archer ...
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Colors in Illustrator's Artboard appear different as they do in the Color Picker

I have been working with Adobe Illustrator for quite a while and I've never encountered this problem. When I pick a color the Color Picker shows the right values, but the color displayed in the ...
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Adobe suite: Distort PNG by adding “curve”?

I'm not sure if it's possible and I don't know the technical terms, but here goes. These are two separate PNGs that I joined: one is a PNG of a brush stroke and the other is a simple container. I ...
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Script to copy text object and increment value in Adobe Illustrator

I would like to have a hotkey in Adobe Illustrator that copy, paste text object and increment number value inside that object. For example I select text object with value "1", press hotkey ...
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Objects in Illustrator doesn't align

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EuLrLvXIHM In the video you can see the problem
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Why is my label not showing up on the bottle I made?

this issue has been driving me nuts for days. I have 3d revolved a bottle and made a logo, put it in symbols but when the time comes to map it onto the bottle, the label doesn't show up. I have no ...
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Making manipulatable figures in Adobe Illustrator

I am making figures for a report that require stacking a few scans on top of each other. The program that processes data allows you to export the spectra as a bitmap file. I have been placing them ...
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Illustrator: How do I fix this inner corner issue with my custom pattern brush?

I've been trying to make this fairly simple knot however I cannot seem to make the inner corners no matter what I do. I tried everything, here's what happens: There's that weird gap. God only knows ...
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Can Illustrator 'actions' load the most recent file in a directory? If yes, how?

I would like to load the latest file in a directory (regularly, as fast as possible), where I output some scientific figures and plots in vector format. Is it possible to either: Load the most recent ...
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Illustrator: Convert shapes to path and change color fill?

I've been using Fireworks for a long time as a recreational user but now I'm moving to Illustrator, so please bear with me. I have this simple image with several shapes. I want to "convert" ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Extract mesh faces from Blender Freestyle SVG

I've created this very simple model in Blender using Freestyle Linesets. I've exported it as SVG using the Freestyle SVG Exporter. Now, I try to color some of the faces in Adobe Illustrator CC. The ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC 2020 Type on a path tool not working properly

I'm having an issue with my Adobe Illustrator CC2020 24.3. Im attempting to create a type on a path logo, with the one layer of text flipped so it reads the same way on both sides. I am able to create ...
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Direct Select Anchor Point and Continue Path

Good day, I'm having a spot of trouble with Illustrator CS6, and I hope you all can help. I cannot seem to Direct Select an endpoint on a deselected/inactive path, switch to Pen, and then continue the ...
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How do I combine 2 compound paths without breaking them into small pieces?

I have two compound paths. If i use pathfinder > unite, it combines them but it fills everything with one color. If i use pathfinder > merge, it gets the job done but in the layers it slices ...
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Is there a way to add some padding to an artboard an action?

I am doing the following action to automate Object->Artboards-> Fit to artwork bounds. The problem is the designs look kind of ugly with the artboard so close to the edges. Is there another ...
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Make shapes or objects follow a path symmetrical in illustrator with no overlapping?

I'm on Illustrator 2021, and try to follow the same results as in How to make Objects follow a path (illustrator) (like on the las vegas sign) but can't make it work. My case is that I want to make ...
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How does the Isometric system in Affinity Designer work?

I hope I can articulate this properly. How does the isometric system work under the hood in Affinity Designer? Coming from Illustrator I noticed the power of the isometric system in Affinity with the ...
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Illustrator: Make a bracket with lines of different widths

I want to make a bracket like this, but the longer, top line should be slightly thicker than the vertical, shorter lines. This seems surprisingly hard: I cannot align the lines of different width ...
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Illustrator layer doesn't show when exporting to a PDF

I have an Illustrator layer that when exported to a PDF, the objects in that layer are hidden when viewing in a PDF viewer. This doesn't happen when I export the image for web. All objects are simple ...
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How to disable pencil redraw in Adobe Illustrator?

I can't draw arrow with a pencil in Illustrator. First I draw a half and then I draw a side line, but when I connect it to the main body, Illustrator redraws it to make continuous line How to ...
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Wavy satin like effect

i am trying to replicate this for learning purpose since i found it very eye-catching. So far i have tried both free form and mesh gradient without success. With mesh gradient, i am able to create ...
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How do I select and transform just one layer at a time in Illustrator?

In Illustrator, I pressed something and everything except one selected layer became greyed out and I could transform the single object that was selected. There was also a back arrow (pointing left) at ...
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How do I remove the 'learn' lightbulb button in Illustrator?

Every time I open Illustrator and then create a new document, a blue background tooltip appears at the top right saying 'Catch up with What's New in Illustrator.' with an OK and a Remind me Later ...
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How do I cut this line out of the text? Adobe Illustrator [closed]

I have the large ring which I want to cut out of the text. Everything I have tried does not give me this result.
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SVG looks different in browser then in WordPress

I exported my logo to wordpress. This is my logo on my site http://kopjezoektfamilie.nl/test/ But when I open my logo in my browser (chrome) it looks like this: I want my logo to look like the last ...
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Illustrator CS6: How to stop Action from repeating itself?

Illustrator CS6. Action is very simple. User Input: Select an object Call Action Set Document Color Mode to CMYK Set Color for selected object Lock object That should be the end of it. However, ...
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Adobe Illustrator RGB Not showing anything

Hi I need your help with my Adobe Illustrator 2021, when I open my RGB files there are no colors, objects appear also it's not on the outline mode but you can see the object under the layer tab an ...
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Smeared creamy look effect

i came across a photo where the gradient looks like it s smeared from cream. It is hard to explained by saying so here is the Let say i create 2 similar shapes with the gradient pattern then adjust ...
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How to merge two parts of an image in Illustrator to avoid overlapping effect shadow

First time in this community. I am new to illustrator as I come from a science and research background. I extract this image directly from MATLAB in eps to export it to illustrator and probably ...
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Image on Linkedin looks distorted

When i send an image on linked through message, it gets distorted I have attached a screenshot. I have tried changing the size of it but it still distorts
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Smoothen surface of shape or object but keep the edges defined

I am trying to achieve the effect where the areas inside the shape are smoothened but the edges remain defined/hard like .Right hand side of the photo is what i want to achieve. Thank in advance
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How to make a 20% tint of a CMYK color in illustrator?

I'm trying to make a tint of a color in illustrator but can't figure out how to do that with CMYK colors. With pantone colors, you're usually able to make a tint by selecting the swatch and clicking ...
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Illustrator text find-and-replace oddity

I'm working in Illustrator 2020 with a map file that I brought in from FreeHand. Many of the text objects end with an odd-looking character that, in the FreeHand version, was simply an empty space. I'...
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How to save correct SVG in illustrator

I am working on vector banners which should be saved in SVG format...the main issue is SVG is not picking the drop shadows and gradients. I know SVG some times not accept all the blending options, but ...
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Shapes with specific area in km or miles

Is there a website or script for illustrator where I can decide the area (not width or height) in square meters, square kilometers or square miles?
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How to fill shape with gradient stripes [duplicate]

I am fairly new to AI and still learning. Like the title stated, i would like to know how to fill the shape with gradient colors (or so i dont actually know how to call it) such as this. I tried with ...
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Convert Illustrator Shadow or Glow to Halftone Dots

Using vector imagery (Illustrator), I'd like to convert an object's outer-glow or drop-shadow into halftone dots using Effects > Pixelate > Color Halftone. However, running this on a path, shape,...
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How can I make this typo effect?

I want to make a work with distortion in the line of letters. What should I do? GEOPHA-GIA (in photo)
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Is there a way to record a color shift with the actions tool in Adobe Illustrator?

I am trying to make a bunch (~100) of adjacent circles that fade through the colors of the rainbow. When creating the action I copy the red circle I made, paste it in place, nudge it over a bit, and ...
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In Illustrator, trying to create a mask of a word off a background

In illustrator, I'm trying to create/extract the word 'sunset' from a sunset picture. I keep getting a message saying, "I must click on a non-compound mask"? What do I need to do, to the ...
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Adding text to a curved banner

I'm a real newbie to Illustrator and finding it all a bit overwhelming! I would really appreciate some help on how to add text to a arched banner. No matter how much I try, it always looks off. Please ...
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Replace spine option not working

I'm trying to replace the spine of blend with this path. I released the compound path, but its still not working. What might be the problem?
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I'm trying to print a miniature replica of a beer label for a tap

I have recently acquired a kegerator, I'm not a brewer, I just drink a LOT of beer, domestic beer. I have made a tap handle that has 1 5/8" long molded hollow resin cylinder at the top that I ...
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“Flattening” a rectangular image photographed at an angle

I have photographs of rectangular images that I would like to "flatten" so that they are truly rectangular, rather than the distorted view that comes from a photograph. I know this is ...
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Pixelated artwork made in Illustrator

I've made a quick sun graphic for a portfolio in illustrator that is pixelated when I zoom in and when I import it into InDesign. I can't seem to make the geometry a vector or find any answers as to ...
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Adobe Illustrator | Edit subdivisions in 3D Revolve > Wireframe

Is there a way to edit the amount of subdivisions (or lines) in the adobe Revolve Wireframe tool? With subdivisions I mean this. Fig. 1 is a close-up of Fig. 2
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How can I create a 3D Gaussian Distribution graph in Illustrator?

Is there a way to do this in illustrator? I suppose so, but after many tries and Google searches couldn't find a way Tha axes don't matter, just the Gaussian distribution (the "bell" so to ...
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Illustrator is dulling the colours of old files

I wanted to open some old files in Illustrator but when I opened them I found it had changed the colours and dulled them all down. I haven't changed any settings myself, though I believe it's been ...
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Is there a way to replace a global swatch color by dragging another object on top of it?

Hi SE I have a set of global RGB colors in my Swatch palette and I need to update some of them with a new hex code. But I can't access the hex input in the Swatch Options, so my only option is to ...

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