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how to create glyphs with diacritics using Illustrator and fontforge

I understand you can use Indyfont to create glyphs. I am trying to do the same using an illustrator template (i found here https://github.com/tomchen/font-template) I copy a font glyph such as sabon, ...
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how you can create a wavy line pattern for a cloth in Adobe Illustrator

Hy I'm very new to illustrator and few days back i stumbled upon an artist who made this illustration I really want to know how do i achieve similar clothing effect in illustrator
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Illustrator layer coloring

Sometimes in projects we have to work with 100 plus layers in Ai. Is there any way I can color a group of layers together in AI without going to double click each layer individually? and also is there ...
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I am trying to loop through datasets and get a variable value. I only get the dataset name and dataset.variables is undefined

I am trying to loop through datasets and get a variable value. I only get the dataset name or undefined
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The Resident Show

I think we wanted to make a new graphic design called The Resident Show for detailing our own logos and poster. And then we decide to cut the hole out of a letter Big O part for sticking up the puppet ...
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pathfinder messing up the shape I created,

When i use pathfinder or scissor tool it messes up the shape
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(Illustrator) White space when saving EPS file when printed. Effect>Rasterization Issue?

What does the "Add "0.5" around Object" do in the Effect>Rasterize prompt box? Does it effect the Rasterization or is it more like a background border? It seems like when I ...
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Where can I learn graphic design? [closed]

I'm searching for a comprehensive graphic design course. Although I'm not a complete beginner, I want to start from scratch and build a portfolio. Ideally the course (or courses) should cover all the ...
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Adobe Illustrator, can't export shape as a SVG file

I have some basic knowledge of adobe illustrator, I have downloaded one graphics open file from Freepik, Now when I am trying to export the selection in a SVG form and trying to paste it in Figma (...
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What is Halftone image type?

What are the Halftone image type(continuous tone photograph containing no text) and Combination image format(image containing halftone, text, or art elements)? What is the difference between these and ...
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What does "the figure has to be in a vector scale" mean?

I submitted figures to the journal and they informed me that the quality was poor and that the figures must be in vector scale. What does this mean if I have only images? Also, do these guidelines ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Can you turn off 45 degree snapping while shift-dragging?

When holding shift while dragging an object, Illustrator automatically constrains that drag to 90 degree and 45 degree angles. Is it possible to turn off 45 degree snapping on drag? I often need to ...
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What do I need to communicate about metallic ink printing to a print shop?

Suppose I have some vector shapes or even a complex composition in a AI file format. For portions of this I would like to use metallic inks to give it some flair. For the moment, I have just colored ...
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Why am I unable to distribute rotated text evenly in Adobe Illustrator 2024?

Got some x-axis text (point text) that's rotated. I cannot seem to acurately horizontally distribute the objects using the align tool. All text objects have the same justification settings. What am I ...
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Illustrator 2024, invert a clipping mask (non-destructively)

How do you invert a clipping mask, so that instead of the underlying layer appearing "inside" the mask, it appears outside it? Lets say I have a star shape on top of an orange rectangle. ...
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How to constrain lines within a shape, using Adobe Illustrator

I have two shapes: a set of pink lines and a black shape. I want the pink lines to fit neatly inside the black shape. I've attached two images to show what I'm aiming for. Aligning these shapes ...
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Why am I unable to edit my imported SVG in Canva?

As part of my organization brand refresh, I am setting up Canva templates for our social media team. I've setup the brand kit and uploaded our custom icons we received from our brand consultant. ...
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How do I return to the smart guide and anchor behaviour from Illustrator CC 2021?

I have recently moved from Adobe Illustrator CC 2021 to Adobe Illustrator CC 2023 and I can't help but notice that the behaviour of the programme has been significantly changed. Previously when I move ...
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Illustrator stroke sets to default when I ungroup

For the past month, I've been having a lot of trouble converting my lines to strokes in Adobe Illustrator. I've attached screenshots to illustrate my issue. I have a snowflake design made of lines, to ...
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How can I set this up for a seamless repeat?

I want to make a seamless pattern swatch of this design and can't figure out how to properly set it up to repeat the colors as shown.
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How to best vectorise this image?

I have the following rasterised image (ignore the club symbols in the corners): I'd like this to be a rotationally symmetrical vector, but there's two challenges that I as an Illustrator newbie am ...
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How to vectorise an icon symmetrically?

I have this image of a club symbol from an old deck of cards: I wish to vectorise it so I can use it without having to deal with a lossy rasterised version. Unfortunately I'm a bit of a newbie at ...
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How do I create a wood texture in Adobe Illustrator?

How do I create and apply a wood texture in Adobe Illustrator based on the tree shape as shown in the picture below?
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Wrong total width and height when multiple objects selected

In the following screenshot, there are 3 squares each of dimension 50px x 50px. When I select the 3 objects, in the transform pane, it shows totally wrong width of 12283.4313px and height of 67.3556px....
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Draw two concentric circles without any change in stroke in Adobe Illustrator

I need to draw two concentric circles and I followed this procedure - Ellipse tool →shift+drag→select→ (Ctrl+C+F)→shift+alt+drag any node(outward for bigger circle and inward for smaller). But the ...
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How do you automatically resize text to fit in a text box without scaling the text box?

Ive used variables so i could export batch documents from a template, but i want every variable to fit in a bounding box. some texts are too long, some too short, i was looking for a way to ...
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How to skew shapes on both sides in isolated mode?

I forgot the shortcut used to shew shapes on both sides in isolated mode. I cant find the a YouTube video since I forgot to bookmark it. I think the shortcut may have involved the key 'alt'
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Illustrator - Making object transparent

I'm brand new to Illustrator and I'm really struggling. Ultimately, I'm trying to create an SVG file, where the white is transparent. I'm really struggling. Can anyone sent some tips along? And, ...
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How to Create a Halftone Effect with Variable Width Lines for a Human Face or any object?

I am a newcomer to the design world and am excited to learn new techniques. I recently came across an interesting design effect and would love to learn it. The effect can be seen in the following ...
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Illustrator 2024 Grid Repeat minimum spacing limitation?

I have an Adobe Illustator 2024 project configured for 4,800 DPI, and I need to make a brick by row repeating grid that consists of a circle measuring 0.15 pt diameter and spaced 0.45 pt apart (...
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How do I have a curved Gradient over multiple objects in in Illustrator?

I have multiple objects that I want a gradient applied to. The effect I am trying to create looks like this: I have created this effect by having a gradient on a curved stroke and having a box on top ...
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clipping mask shortcut. using image own bounding box, illustrator

i am not looking for a way on how to make clipping masks, or whats the shortcut for it. because i already know how to do that. but i was just wondering if anyone knows about a shortcut command that ...
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Illustrator multi column text Right to Left

How can I make a multi-column text in ILLUSTRATOR go Right to Left when typing Hebrew/Arabic text? In the example below, it goes LEFT to RIGHT. How to make the columns go RIGHT to LEFT?
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Editing text: How do I turn a single path into a criss-cross stroke in Illustrator?

I can't seem to find a way to turn the single path in the middle of my letters into a scribble, crisscross, multi line stroke like in the orange image, where you get 3 or 4 strokes that converge. Any ...
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ALL the people that does TIE DYE call this spirograph, but I think they are wrong

I have found some types of spirals, and when I analysed those I have found, they do not met the criteria to shape the draw desired. And a observation point, bacause I think spirograph its a wrong name ...
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How can i merge between two overlapped path in one point?

How can i merge between these overlapped paths and full it with color
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How to improve hemisphere diagram?

I had this image done some time ago in Adobe Illustrator and I saved it in .pdf because I need to put it into a .tex (LaTeX) file. The pdf file is avaliable in https://ufile.io/3tol20xu. How I can ...
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Create color-font from ai- or svg-files

I have a colored vector-graphik Jh.ai (original) and Jh.svg (export) as an example of a playing card (I used 'AdobeIllustrator' for the 'export'; because I didn't know how to do it any other way). ...
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Adobe Illustrator Paste on All Artboards

Maybe, I'm using it wrong, however, when I use 'Paste on All Artboards' it also pastes onto the artboard that I copied the object from. I understand that is technically what "All" means, but ...
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Shadows have a grey tint when saving as PDF from Illustrator

I created transparent shadows in Photoshop. Saved (CMYK) as a .psd document. Opened it up in Illustrator and applied it under the main image. In Illustrator, it looks good (a slight darker shade of ...
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How to recreate this blurry shadow and light effect in illustrator, bonus points if I can make the light and shadow react to the shape

I can't seem to be able to recreate this effect within Illustrator (effect in image), my shadows tend to be too harsh and doesn't rotate with shape.
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How would I make text bend (as if it's being folded) but not on an isometric grid?

I am trying to imitate this style of graphic (see attached photo). It's not made on an isometric grid. I think it was made using the envelope tool? But I can't quite figure it out. Thank you!
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Is it feasible to create a 40-page booklet in Adobe Illustrator?

I know Adobe Illustrator, but I don't know InDesign. I've also noticed, that Illustrator becomes slower with more artboards, so I'm in a predicament. Should I work on the software I know and hope for ...
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Simplify single shape in Illustrator to remove overlapping

I have a shape in SVG format for a logo from a non-Illustrator source. In Illustrator this is a single <Compound Path>. This is not multiple paths to merge which I know how to do and plenty of ...
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How to create a 3D swirling shape in Illustrator

I've been attempting to recreate this vector (for practice) with intricate patterns in Adobe Illustrator, however, I can't wrap my head around it. How would I make something similar to the one in the ...
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How can I scale multiple objects of varying sizes to be the same exact width or height in illustrator?

For example, if I have one object that is 100x75 and another that is 500x900 and I want them to both be 50 wide while retaining their ratios. The goal is to unify all objects of different sizes to one ...
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Illustrator place multiples files in a grid like indesign

i'v read this similar question before How to place files on a canvas in one operation in Adobe Illustrator? i want to place 1390 svg on a document in a grid style, whatever the format, i will later ...
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how to cut/split a shape exacthly half in the middle in illustrator

I need to cut a shape exatly in the middle position maintaining/keeping its outer shape/design. I dnt wanna use pen tool, neither I wanna do it manually. I need to color this two parts in different ...
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Help with kerning

I'm kerning this word for logo, and I'm unsure about the kerning, especially the gap between "l" and "f". How would you adjust the kerning, if needed? Are there general rules for ...
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How to export an SVG at smaller file size and maintain the best quality in Adobe illustrator?

Could someone please help me to understand and how to get this done correctly as i have tried multiple times but it has not worked. These files are to be uploaded to my site as artwork for printing. ...
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