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Questions about Illustrator, Adobe's vector digital file editing, creation application and tools. Ask anything related to designing graphics with Illustrator.

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Is there a way to change the cursor when using the brush tool in Illustrator?

I can't stand how the cursor for the brush tool is an actual brush in Illustrator. It makes it really difficult to see where I am going with the brush. Is there a way to change it so that the cursor ...
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How to have a custom Default Swatch Library in Illustrator

Is there a way to have my custom Swatch Library open up in the top left corner, rather than the default library? I have colors and spot colors I use in almost all my files. I would like to have them,...
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In Illustrator, how can I move a whole group (including hidden subobjects)

I'm sorry if this is a common question, but I can't find the answer anywhere. It's very important to me that I should be able to move a layer and have all of the sublayers/sub-objects move with it, ...
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Clipping Mask makes coloured box disappear

I'm having issues with Adobe Illustrator mask clipping. I'm learning as I go and have a created a masking path to work with a coloured rectangle. However, whenever I select 'Make Clipping Mask', the ...
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Set white lines & strokes to transparent [Illustrator]

Good evening! I'm having a problem finishing a logo for a customer. Basically I made an effect like this with 2 text blocks and 2 white lines: The letters J and C are 2 different text blocks with a ...
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Creating a text deboss effect at small scale

I'm trying to create a debossed effect in a small scale. It's a coin-like layout, but not using metallic gradients: I've been working across Photoshop for image isolation/clean up, but ultimately ...
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Illustrator - pattern not saved when reopen AI and PDF file

I make several patterns by open jpeg file on illustrator and drag the photo into the swatches box and 'save swatches' out of it and then I saved all of them as 'Save Swatch Library as AI' now I ...
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Illustrator 19 can't change polygon (or any path) appearence under 4pt stroke

I can't change the appearance of the stroke on this polygon to anything under 4pt stroke, and I can't change the corners from anything but round joint. Turning off the stroke does nothing, and only ...
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How to cut off a piece at the end of my stoke line? (Adobe Illustrator)

It's important that it's done with stroke so I can animate with trim paths later in After Effects. I found the rounded edges but I can't seem to find this type of stroke.
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Getting odd artifacting when using GPU preview on illustrator

Shapes look as if they arent inline with each other when using GPU preview, CPU preview fixes the issue but of course I shouldnt have to be running it on CPU preview.They jaggies seem to stem from ...
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Adobe Illustrator formating to JPG turing out stretchy @

I have finished some work on Adobe Illustrator, converted it to PDF and then JPG. but no matter how many times I changed the settings with compression, My art board looks all squished...anybody know ...
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Can no longer place tif or psd files into illustrator - linked to change in Mac OS?

Prior to an 'upgrade' in our Mac OS (we are now on 10.13.6) we could place tiff files into Illustrator and retain the transparency. Now when trying to place these files they are greyed out and ...
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Illustrator: how to change simultaneously two identical text boxes?

I'm working on a papercraft project and I have needed to change the order of the tabs. To do so, I have to manually search for the two corresponding number and edit them one at the time. Is there any ...
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How to make this white?

I am making a reverse logo but am running some issues. Can anyone help me figure out how to make this zero in this logo white, just like the draft picture. Thank you.
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How to get Illustrator CC files onto Illustrator Draw

I am working on a file on Illustrator CC but want to finish up on Illustrator Draw. How do I send it from CC to draw on my tablet?
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How to remove this panel from adobe illustrator cc?

hi i am beginner in illustrator, whenever i try to select a shape or anything on my artboard this panel keeps popping up. can anyone help to turn this thing off and also explain what is function of ...
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easiest way to fill in holes on distressed font? [duplicate]

Using a font with some distressing. I need to remove the distress holes in the font. When i try to get rid of the little holes, it's also getting rid of the large holes that make the letters o and f....
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Illustrator blob brush automatically merge with path

is there a way to make the result from the blob brush automatically merge with the path it intersects? I am working on a project and sometimes it automatically merges, and other times it doesn't. It ...
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Illustrator CC2017 stroke weight 0 pt

I'm an architect and I use Illustrator as a tool to set line weight before print or site publish. I have a small, but annoying problem: a lot of my cad drawing have 0pt line weight and apparently ...
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White spaces in clipping mask of just gradient and compound mask?

How do I take these annoying spaces away? I thought it was a preview error. But I moved it and it stayed in the exact same place.
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illustrator trim vectors

it looks fine arent they? it has more than one dot within a place, which bothers me too much. (i separated that very dot in this picture) this was done by pathfinder merge and such however. any way ...
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How to create Javascript open in illustrator template (.ait) file

[![enter image description here][2]][2]I have created the many illustrator template (.ait) files (see top image) placed in my local disk (E), so I run javascript it's shown and I need to pick one ...
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Turning raw sketch of multiple paths into fillable shape

I'm looking for a way to turn a raw sketch with multiple paths into a single shape resulting from the average which can be filled. The solution should be tablet friendly. I have tried combinations of ...
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How to join lines for multiple arrows

I've successfully joined two paths to create two arrows from a single point but when I add a third arrow I get strange behavior and lose a path. What is the correct workflow? Two arrows from a ...
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Ctrl/Cmd + D results in uneven spacing and images won't snap properly

The object below is clip masked. Then, I wanted to add a circle under each lighter-navy bar. But, here I ran into problems. First, the circle I made will never snap to the rectangle. Second, ctrl/...
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Illustrator replace one path segment with another

Here I have 2 paths (second one highlighted in blue for emphasis: (that is, one path whose ends are in the same place as 2 points in the second path) I want to get rid of the diagonal pink part ...
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After exporting a PDF from Illustrator, it opens as a different size in Photoshop

I have an image that I created in Illustrator and need to work with in Photoshop. The size of the artboard in Illustrator is 240cm width x 360cm height. I export to PDF, however when I open it in ...
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Illustrator Blob Brush Problem

Can anyone help me to fix this problem? I can't normally apply the custom brush while using blob brush tool. It's not dependent upon type of brush I use. With simple brush tool everything is just ...
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How do I place a design inside a word? [closed]

I am trying to place a shape inside a text like the image below: I am using Illustrator CC. Any help is appreciated!
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Remove part of shape that's outside another shape

I am trying to cut a part of a shape that is outside another one using illustrator. I've found this answer for Inkscape and I tried to reproduce it with Illustrator but I did not success. I'd like ...
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What happened to Adobe Illustrator's Crystallize Warp effect?

Adobe Illustrator used to have an Effect → Warp tool called Crystallize, that was good for creating starburst shapes & effects, like this: Source: http://av.riard.lt/blog/...
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Clipping Mask Questions - Beginner - Adobe Illustrator

I'm new here, so I am really sorry if this question has been already asked, but I can't seem to find an exact answer to my situation... I'm relatively new to Illustrator, and have never really ...
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How can I simplify a complex path

I have some paths generated outside of Illustrator; these are actually straight lines, but somehow ended up becoming fairly complex paths. I'm hoping to: get the simplest outline (i.e., remove ...
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Why is there a faint line around my clipping mask

This image was constructed with a gradient-filled circle with the white-filled art on top (no strokes). Then I copied the circle to the top of the layer and applied a clipping mask to trim the edges ...
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How to have an object cut out background - Illustrator

Im an illustrator newb but am trying to make a puppet for Character Animator that is solid black but removes the background where the facial features are. This is for those projected pumpkins you see ...
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Matching the borders of a split text

So I'm trying to match the borders of this split text. I think I can do it by moving all the anchor points but that would be tedious. Is there a more efficient way of doing this? Thanks
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JPEG using illustrator [on hold]

Does the quality of JPEG pictures changed when cropped in any app editting pics? and *what can I do to have a high resolution JPEG pics and unchangale (vector) format?, because as i know that using ...
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SVG file not saving as drawn in illustrator

Below is an image of the logo I have created in illustrator CS6: However, when I save the file as an SVG and then view it, it has been saved looking like so: Notice how the text is changed to lower ...
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Confused about Illustrator seeming to have a working resolution

I'm currently trying to export my project as a PNG. I had it set to export based on the artboard, which is currently sized to my desired dimensions. However, after I set it to export as a 300ppi PNG,...
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How to distort a letter into a triangular shape on illustrator?

I've tried making a triangle shape while selecting my letter and going to envelope distort > make with top object and this is what I got...
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Why are the measurements different in the Properties > Transform palettes in Illustrator CC?

I don’t even really understand the difference between the two panels. The second one puts the Y coord at .75" (correct), and the first one says it’s at 0. I also occasionally notice that the widths ...
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Draw lines connecting a series of circles making rounded triangles

I am trying to create a shape designed with 3 circles that will act as the corners. I am placing the circles very precisely so I want to start with them to define the shape. What I need to do now, is ...
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Using the eraser tool but after applying changes a brush stroke still appears

I'm trying to erase part of an image, but every time I apply the eraser tool a stroke appears like the circle of the eraser tool.
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What is the problem with the line and the color of my objects?

I am using Adobe Illustrator CS6 and I have a problem with the line and the color of the objects. For some reason, they do not fit together. From the picture, you can see that the line is outside the ...
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move all items in 1 layer to top-most layer-tier in illustrator

In Illustrator, how do I move all vectors in 1 layer to top-most layer-tier and discard the sublayer containers and retain the original layer name? Basically, bring all sublayers and contents to the ...
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Converting Butted Shapes to Lines

The clouds above are all separate shapes, all of them butted up to each other. I want to be able to edit the lines - is there a way of deriving the lines from the shapes, so that there are no overlaps?...
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Illustrator stroke preview for pencil while drawing like paintbrush

When using the paintbrush tool you get to see a preview of the stroke while drawing. The pencil brush only shows the center line rather than the whole stroke that's being drawn, but I would like to ...
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Prevent Illustrator from adding pivot points to the selection

The issue is that both direct (A) and standard (V) selection tools add central (pivot) points of other objects to the selection that just happen to be encompassed by the selection. What I'd like to ...
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Cannot remove extra steps from Illustrator action

I am new to Adobe Illustrator. I created a few actions by recording. Somewhy when I record the action Reflect in vertical, AI adds strange parameters Origin DX and Origin DY with some values. So ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Can I Suspend Rendering of Complex Objects or Bypass the Progress Bar?

Towards the end of a project (or when revising an old one, or whatever), there comes a certain point sometimes, where multiple tools & effects have been used on several layers and any false move, ...