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How does Amazon compress it's images so well?

I'm working on reducing the size of my dom content, As an example, Amazon's current home page graphic is 1500x600px, while remaining only 88.8K (link) and shows very little jpg artifacting. How are ...
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How do i cut out a shape from multiple objects with different fills?

I want to cut out some text out of a rectangle made up of different objects with different patterns as fillings so that I end up with the text in negative space, but whatever I try, it doesn't work. I ...
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Sharing illustrator files with other users

Currently we’ve got a network folder where 10 graphic designers save their work. We use this drive to open the files, work on them and save them one by one. More often than not, our files become ...
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How can I make these 2 shapes join smoothly?

I draw a curve and then draw a rectangle below it. The curve stroke is 6, and the rectangle stroke is 3. I cannot move the rectangle to match the curve. It always has a little bit of a gap. How can ...
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How to resize a painted object in Illustrator?

I have an outline of a small robot figure. I used the paintbrush tool to colour him in and now I want to be able to resize him. Of course though when I simply resize him, his outline works fine but ...
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Blend to transparent doesn't work!

I'm trying to blend this world map into transparent. It works just fine with a rectangle. I also tried increasing or decreaing the steps and different blend options, nothing works.. Anyone how I can ...
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Any way to either resize objects a long a path/using a brush or use symbols in a halftone effect?

I'm not exactly sure how to explain this but i'm looking to recreate the effect in the image below. Is there an easy way to have each object resize individually along a path or using a brush to form ...
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How to fix memory leak in Illustrator? [on hold]

This is a bit of a technical question, but I have a hunch people a lot more experienced with Illustrator here will be able to help than on stackoverflow. I wrote a script the exports scaled up png ...
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Should we increase saturation and brightness on CMYK colors?

I already heard that when we're gonna pick a correspondent CMYK color from a RGB one, it's "recommended" increasing saturation and brightness in order to get a better printing result, because every ...
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Critique for Critique? Support Eachother HERE [on hold]

My first portfolio piece and first UI/UX project, id appreciate any feedback or support and would love to return the favor! - https://www.behance.net/gallery/85093955/McDonalds-Website-Redesign-...
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Converting text to an svg image

I recently asked my graphics designer to create an SVG image for the background of the homepage of my website (to be used via the background-image css property). I asked her to just write gibberish (...
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World graphic to Cylinder Illustrator

I'm not an Illustrator expert user. I'd like to draw a sort of "globe", but using a cylinder instead of a sphere. can anyone help me to find a start point? I don't know where to start placing textures
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Weird SVG stroke after exporting from illustrator [duplicate]

I've just exported my logo from Adobe Illustrator into SVG format for use on the web, since PNG files just aren't cutting it any more in terms of quality. Everything's going fine until I zoom into ...
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How to replicate this spiral/radial stripes effect?

How would one replicate this effect? I've tried transforming a stripe by rotating and scaling it, but it just doesn't have the clean edges of this spiral.
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When drawing a circle 2x2cm with stroke thickness 0,01mm and stroke center the top right part of the circle gets weird

As you can see in the picture the circle is fine everywhere except for the weird stuff on the right. Any idea how I can overcome this? The thickness needs to be 0,01mm (0,028pt) and the stroke ...
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How to correctly save a file to CMYK and PMS formats?

I finished my new logo and always I make a logo, I pick CMYK format, thinking on print and vector first. I created a color scheme using Adobe Color by setting up the HEX values. As you may know, Adobe ...
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How to make my laser cutter follow my paths in a logical order?

I have a Trotec Speedy 300 and when I print some shapes imported from a DXF into Illustrator (lines are joined, red and thickness is 0.0001 mm), the laser cutter is printing one segment then it jumps ...
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What is the difference between the pencil tool, the pen tool, and the brush tool in Adobe Illustrator?

Is there any difference between the three besides that the brush and pencil are much more flexible than the pen?
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Script for illustrator

everybody. Maybe someone has the script to make this kind of fill 100000 thank you
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CS6 Illustrator on Mac OSX 10.15 Catalina - anyone managed to run it? [closed]

I was browsing Internet for some hints, but did not find anything yet. And the communication is a bit missleading, one say it won't work, becuase of 32-bit references, another claim it should work, ...
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Guides in illustrator by percentages

In Photoshop 2019 it's possible to set guides to 50% of the canvas; I tried to do the same in Ai but it didn't work: i had to calculate the distance in points, and then set it manually with move ...
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Illustrator convert thick line into shape

I have a design with a number of paths that have thick strokes and they overlap and intersect. I want to take each one and convert it into a shape - but Outline Stroke doesn't do what I want. Then I ...
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Illustrator Blend Tool not matching two paths

So I'm trying to create a stroke out of an S, and am using the normal blend tool trick to get a path down the middle but all I'm getting are these off lines that only start and end in the right place.
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How to recreate this perspective text effect?

I'd like to recreate this "increasing size text" in Illustrator or Photoshop. Which software should is better to use? What tool is the best?
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Can't create the right clipping mask

I'm trying to use a clipping mask to fill a design I've been working on. So far, when I clip them I get the message that the top object is very complex. When I press yes to go ahead, the outline, and ...
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What is adobe illustrator CC outline view showing me? Outline conflicts with preview

In adobe illustrator CC 2019 When I collect my illustration for export as a PDF there is a lot of blank space collected with my design. My design contains vector elements and png content. When I view ...
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Any way to automatically find and save any .ai file as .svg?

For reasons, I would like all my .ai files saved as .svg too. I have hundreds, if not thousands, saved in different folders. Is there a way that I can script this using Illustrator? Why? Amazon ...
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In Illustrator, how do I create a cut between two anchor points?

Suppose I have a shape that looks like the top, and I want the bottom: I want to create cuts between the highlighted anchor points. The knife tool would do what I want if I could get it to snap to ...
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Why does my clipping mask not work?

I've been looking for a while and i haven't found an answer so far, So i make a compound path of all the paths in "quentin" , and then convert it to a clipping mask in Layer 1. Then i dragged the ...
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Alignment issue when automating in Illustrator

I want to align a photo to a key object in Illustrator with automation. When using automation it does not align properly. I tried several times but failed. How do I align an object to a key object ...
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How to connect a shape and a path in Illustrator?

I'm trying to connect these two but I can't figure it out. I want the left shape to continue it's line and have it's curvature and naturally connect to the right side. This is a rough example of the ...
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Questions Tags Users Unanswered Photoshop vector smart object opening in Preview instead of Illustrator [duplicate]

Those of you have commented that you changed your OS, please tell us HOW you changed the OS to open in Illustrator in lieu of Acrobat. I've been working fine for four years and suddenly Photoshop ...
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How to warp an image to take shape of truncated pie (controlled by some input parameters)?

I am new to Photoshop/Illustrator. I would like to warp an image like the attached truncated pie. Assuming this truncated pie is part of a circle, then outer radius of curvature should be 15 units ...
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How can I add more swatches and gradients to a swatch library?

I've created a color scheme on http://color.adobe.com and exported it to use on Illustrator (let's name it as "my custom palette"), now I have one more color and one gradient I'd like to add to that ...
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When I import this SVG into Photoshop it looks zoom pixelated, which didn't before

I'm trying to import this SVG; which I imported before earlier but now it seems to don't work that well anymore? The original SVG file has not been modified, so I don't know where the issue could be, ...
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Cut out region in Illustrator

I have a large building map imported from a DWG file and I want to only keep one region: Is there a way to do this not by masking the outter region, but removing all shapes outside my region.
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How do I make my perspective grid fit the width of the artboard in illustrator?

For some reason when I open perspective grid, the grid is really small (pictured). How do i resize it so it fills up the artboard?
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Adobe Illustrator: How can I draw lines from a shared origin to multiple points simultaneously?

I have a large number of ellipses in my project, and I wish to draw a (straight) line from each ellipse center to a single shared origin. Doing this manually would be very inefficient. Is there an ...
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Illustrator Path Won't Cut

A path I created by converting a guide to a path will not open. Tried the eraser tool, the cut path option in the anchor menu to no avail. When the path is only 2 nodes long a random non-selectable ...
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In a Print-Ready PDF, does the Printer who receives file need to have all the fonts on their machine?

I have a design for an ad that I've done for someone as a favour (I do a lot of web graphics work in Adobe Illustrator, but haven't done print work up until now). When I send them a print-ready PDF, ...
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Why Illustrator changes anchor points position in exported SVG's?

When I open back the exported via Asset export SVG's some anchor points in certain circumstances change their position while maintaining the original shape of the curve. I made some screens: points on ...
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Jpg to svg but source contains only lines

Origami Crease Patterns contain every fold needed for the base model but they usually come in low resolution and bad coloring. I tried many options from adobe illustrator for tracing the jpg and ...
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Vector/SVG file to optimized PNG?

I have a vector artwork (fantasy map). It has several shapes and colors but nothing drastic like gradients, masks, etc. I need to export it to a large PNG file (45k x 45k pixels) but still maintain ...
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My illustrator is hovering

My AI is like hovering over my desktop, non of the panels latch and connect everything just hovers. Ive messed with view, restarted the computer, nothing works.
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Symmetrical perspective with Free Transform in Illustrator CS5? [duplicate]

In Adobe Illustrator CS5: I want a "depth effect" to an object with the straight-from-the-front perspective. But with the Free Transform-tool it seems to only be possible to drag one corner each ...
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How to fill a hollow object in Illustrator?

I'm working with a complex shape, but for the sake of getting a solution, let's say I draw a circle with the circle tool, and then I do a smaller circle inside of it. I select both objects and use ...
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How to achieve vector look on flowers from a photo?

I'm trying to figure out how to take a photo (of a rose for example) and manipulate it so that the following effect is achieved. It looks like vector graphics to me with only a very limited color ...
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making sharp pixel perfect curves in illustrator

I'm trying to export a vector graphic to a png with full transparent alpha channel but i noticed that all around the edge of the curves the pixels are blended semi tranparent. I need full opaque cut ...
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How to Illustrator Apply a value and keep focus in edit field [closed]

Shift + Enter Apply a value and keep focus in edit field
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Is there any way to make the guides “pop” in Illustrator?

With each iteration of Illustrator, I'm finding the guidelines fainter, thinner and generally harder to see. I'm speaking of the guides dragged from the ruler or created via Cmd-5. I've tweaked the ...