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How to create a sphere with a web on it

I am trying to recreate this sphere with webbing on it in Illustrator. I tried a lot of things but I can't get the same outcome. I think I am overthinking it but I can't seem to figure it out. Could ...
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Need to prevent thin lines (not the same as GAPS) when saving in Illustrator and then opening in Photoshop CS6 [duplicate]

I constantly am plagued with these annoying thin lines when saving a pdf (or ai file) from Illustrator and that pdf (or ai file) opening in Photoshop. Any way to prevent? From what I could find ...
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How do I get this Technical Details in my design

I have been searching for methods to get a similar result where I can show the client the technical nuisances of my design. I am trying to locate a script that would allow me to show the dimensions ...
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Create the 'neon graffiti', 'neon spray paint' style

To make this easier for you to understand the style I mentioned, here are some examples: I'm trying to make graffiti style lettering but instead of textures like concrete, I want some sort of neon ...
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How to give a realistic 3D perspective to a 2D oval shape with zig zag effect pattern

Hello all, I am a illustrator noob who's trying to punch above it's weight too soon. I am trying to draw an oval park which has an oval fence around it. The fence should follow the motive you can see ...
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Proper Way To Save Illustrator PDF's For Large Print Shops (Onyx Software)

I work at a large format print shop, and we run into problems when dealing with transparency and layer effects (Usually coming from InDesign). I will save the the file as a pdf, and it will show up ...
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Corner pointing arrow grid

Hey folks, just whipped this up in Illustrator manually, but looking to do it on a much larger scale. Anyone have an idea as to how to automate this process or have a script that does somethin like it?...
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How to turn a fill into a stroke in IllustratorCC 2018? [duplicate]

I want to trace the fill as a stroke or convert the fill to a stroke so that I can use a custom brush on it. It started as text. I expanded it and made changes and now I want to convert the ...
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Illustrator Keeps Changing Basic Stroke Color

I am working with Illustrator CC and lately I noticed something weird going on. Every time I try to add a stroke to an object (the basic stroke) it keeps changing slightly the color of the said ...
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Is it possible to switch between Graphic Styles Libraries, to change the look of a document?

I'm looking for a way to quickly change the appearance of styled elements in a document, using alternate Graphic Styles Libraries. If I create two separate Graphic Styles Libraries, where the style ...
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Can I reduce the thickness of any traced object without losing dimensions?

This circle is a traced object. I want to make it half thinner but I don't want to lose the dimensions. Also there is fill color and no stroke, how can I make it thinner?
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Is there a way to knock out a white background while maintaining white details when vectorizing?

In Illustrator I'm using 'image trace' and by default, the resulting vector has a white background. To avoid this, I select 'ignore white'. But when I do that, I lose all the white content in my ...
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Is there a way to rotate an artboard along with the contents?

I created an envelope in Illustrator and when I finished I switched the orientation from landscape to portrait. While the artboard does switch, the artwork remains landscape and I have to switch that ...
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What is the best way to manage Illustrator files to place in InDesign? [on hold]

I would like to know what is the most efficient (& shortest) way for creating artworks in Illustrator CC 2018 to place in an InDesign CC 2018 document. It's important that every artwork's frame ...
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straight lines that form an image together, because the lines are made thicker. How do you make this? [duplicate]

I've added a picture which show you what I mean by the title. Hard to describe the effect. You see a face but it is build up with lines which are made thicker and thinner. Does anyone know how to ...
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Saving many artboards as eps without the artboards' border

I have an .ai document with many artboards. I would like to save each artboard separately as an .eps so I can place it in InDesign. If I use the "Save As" option and check the "Use Artboards" box. ...
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Creating a circular symbol with an arrowhead and a partly dashed line

I've just started to use Illustrator. Maybe someone can help me and explain how to make this symbol. I had trouble when trying to remove the segments of the object. I tried the knife and scissors ...
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How to arrange copies of arbitrary shape around a triangle in Illustrator

Basically, how do you do this: but with precision? I.e. copies of original shape must be rotated and placed to sit precisely at the middles of a triangle’s sides.
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Tapering Text Along a Path

I need to create text along an elliptical path that tapers down as it goes, kind of like the red part shown below. How could I go about doing this without changing the font size for each individual ...
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How do I 'un-expand' so there aren't thousands of tiny paths?

In illustrator, I hit 'expand' and deleted the white background of my vectorized image, but now that I've deleted what paths I wanted to delete, I want to get back to where I can adjust the image ...
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In Illustrator, can I make Envelope Distort with Top Object ignore clipped art?

This is a recurring problem for me which has cropped up again recently. I have a rectangular object, a clipping mask with shapes inside, which needs to be warped to a very specific shape using the ...
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Pasting a URL in Adobe Illustrator is deforming it

I have this URL: https://doi.org/10.1145/3239235.3267429 to paste in a text box in Adobe Illustrator CC 2018. Although paragraph alignment is set to left alignment, the URL is appearing deformed as ...
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Emulate color scheme in Illustrator CC

I'm trying to get this extra bright color scheme I found in a comic book scan. I have tried with the RGB colors but usually, they don't have the white light neon-like quality to the colors. Can this ...
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If I rasterize a vector, then make it a vector again, will quality be lost?

In other words, is quality lost when transferring assets from Photoshop to Illustrator, and back and forth?
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How can I round the inner corner of a path?

I have this shape. When I add stroke and make the round the corner I still have the inner corners and they are not round.
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Can't I blend two mesh objects?

I'm trying to blend two objects that I created a personalized gradient with mesh tool but I can't apply the blend tool on them. I've already tried the Object > Path > Offset Path but I wasn't ...
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How to combine segments with circles in Illustrator?

I tried to create a shape with two cicles at the extremes and two segments between them. I selected all the shapes and then in the pathfinder window I choose the option "unite" but the final result ...
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I need to vary height of similar objects by a list of numbers [closed]

Suppose I have 10,000 small squares all equally spaced side-by-side (small space between them). Now I want to vary the [height] of each of the squares using a list of 1000 normally distributed random ...
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Copying textured illustration from Illustrator to InDesign results in giant borders

I make math and geometry books. I usually Have 1 to 3 .ai documents for each practicing book each with 1-100 artboard\s. Each artboard has 1 artwork. My problem is when having a textured geometry ...
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Invert a shape in illustrator

I have a rectangle object in Illustrator with a hole in it which forms the actual desired object. Can I invert the object so the inner hole becomes the actual object?
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trying to make 3d fur text on illustrator [on hold]

I want to make a fure 3d effect for the letters T and K i made one for the letter D which is easy but idk replace spine wont show....the only way itll work is if i invert the fill to show on the T or ...
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Can't open downloaded font [closed]

Every time I try to open a new font downloaded from the internet from the character panel, the font automatically switches to "Marlett". Why can't I open any new fonts?
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Is there a quick way to place a frame on multiple photos?

I was wondering if there is a quick way or a tip to place a banner template on multiple photos without having to make it invidually as I'm working in a company supplying me with pictures and i need to ...
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Bezier curve handle control in Illustrator

In Illustrator, on a curve anchor point, sometimes rotating 1 handle also rotates the other, keeping them in a straight line. But sometimes 1 handle moves but not the other. Why? Can I can a setting ...
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Exporting SVG from illustrator as strokes instead of paths

I have this image, which I'm exporting as SVG with the intention of animating it: In the version I'm exporting as SVG there's no background colour, that's just there so you can see it on this post. ...
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Vertical/horizontal zigzag transformation of a circle in illustrator

I would like to transform a circle in a zigzag shape in only one direction, either horizontal or vertical - not both. The zigzag effect does it in all directions. Can I change it somehow? Or is there ...
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Help in creating a Meeting Room Guidelines in Adobe illustrator [closed]

I want to create an illustrator vector version of this, can someone point to me where I can find similar icons or a already made template that I can use. Thanks a lot
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How to deal with inconsistent font sizes in Illustrator [closed]

Attached is a screen capture of a map I'm trying to do. According to Adobe Illustrator both "COSTERO" are the same size and font. I tried the eye dropper to get them the same. Tried copying one and ...
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Trying to make a shape from more shapes (see in pic) Adobe Illustrator

I am trying to make a shape (it's for hair). I colored this part with blue for clarity, all anchor points are intersected and I don't know which tool I can use to get that form as a complete figure ...
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Figure-ground double exposure on negative

I have a logo of a man's face with the double exposure effect, it will be printed on a t-shirt. I applied the effect in illustrator using clipping mask. I used a night illustration. The effect works ...
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Convert Path in to editable Shape Illustrator 22

Illustrator newbie here - I downloaded an AI file with of a heart that is a single layer/single path as you can see here: What I want to do is fill this with text - I know you can use envelope ...
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How perfectly scale and produce different sizes of icon without losing the quality in Illustrator

I already have sketch icon converted in svg, eps and ai files. And I wanted to produce different specific sizes for mobile app design. How would I properly scale an Icon?
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InDesign CC: Relinking an .ai-file with multiple pages

The image shows a text-box with linked artboards from a multi-page AI-File. The file is structured like this: Green-White-Bars.ai Artboard-1 Artboard-2 Artboard-3 In my 2nd document, I just want ...
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When clicking on one of the active (selected) objects in Illustrator, its bounding box gets bolder. Why?

Why is it that when you click on one of the selected objects in Illustrator while using the Selection Tool, it has a bolder bounding box? What is this behavior called?
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Editing an Illustrator file placed in an Illustrator file

I am collating several logos into an Illustrator Artboard. Obviously, to be efficient and productive, I placed them the fastest way I know - by dragging the files from my OS to the Illustrator ...
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Can you subtract a fill shape from a path?

There are plenty of questions about subtracting a path from a shape with a fill, but I want to know if the opposite is possible. Here is an example: This is the object I'm working with, and I want to ...
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AI .PNG not exporting a black background [closed]

When exporting my illustrator file as a .png and choosing to export with a black background transparency, it exports with a white background. I have tried one with artboards and one without, but to no ...
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Brush Tool keeps changing whenever I try to use (Adobe Illustrator CC 2015)

Currently, I'm facing this kind of problem. When I tried to use the brush it keeps changing its attribute randomly. I've read some thread that says, I need to uncheck the New Art Basic Appearance ...
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Tricky drop shadow in Illustrator

Working on this mark I wanted to try a subtle drop shadow under the negative-space "tick". Unfortunately the tick is not an object. It was and object, but I have already subtracted it from the "box" ...