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Questions tagged [adobe-illustrator]

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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Merge Compound Path with its Stroke in Illustrator

I have a vector that is in Compound Path Format. It also has a stroke. I Would like to apply a Gradient to it, but as applying two gradients (one for the color itself and one for stroke) creates a ...
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How to remove line of “join” vector shapes

I am new to Illustrator and am suffering when trying to export 2 unified vectors to PNG file. The exported image ends up with the "trace" on union of two objects. Is there any way to solve this "...
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How can I cut out the remaining of the isometric design?

I was wondering how can I actually use this isometric design!? can I save it as a layer so it wouldn't interfere with my future designs? what would you recommend? Thank you in advance.
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How do I fill the transparent areas of this vector in illustrator?

I have a vector that I downloaded from a stock image site. If you look at the vector you will see that it has some transparent specs within the black and red areas. How do I get rid of the transparent ...
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How do I create a texture from this image so that black is ignored but white is applied on whatever?

Illustrator 2018 Windows. I want to apply the distressing in the image below onto a logo (black and white) and from tutorials it seems creating a texture seems the way to go. What I want is the ...
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Fade layers in from edge of the screen (but not the whole image)

I have three layers: 1) fade foreground (currently a black and white gradient) 2) foreground (contains roads, buildings, vehicles etc) 3) background gradient What I am trying to is fade in the ...
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Lock the position of text box on the artboard but NOT the contents so text remains editable

I am using Illustrator 2018 on Windows. Is it possible to lock the position (and if possible the size) of text box on the artboard but NOT the contents so text remains editable? I find that when ...
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Impossible to export photo embedded in artboard in Illustrator

I am trying to export several illustrations spread on 6 Artboards of different sizes (composite of vectors and raster images) for web ads in Illustrator CC 2019 v.23. Whenever I export my artboards (...
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Making a psd file ready for sign printers needing an ai file, needs to be very clear to blow up

I made a business card for a family friend on Photoshop, went all gold, they got their business cards printed but now they want a sign made with the logo I made for them. So it needs to be blown up ...
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How does one get an overlapping effect of letters in illustrator?

I am having trouble figuring out how to create this effect in illustrator in an efficient way. A professor had shown me once and I never could figure it out afterword. I remember a few things like ...
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How to you make such a seamless patterns in adobe Illustrator?

I came across some designs of a seamless patterns which look great, i wonder how to create such vector designs in illustrator? They are seamless and when i make something similar with a pattern tool ...
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Getting package design ready for print

Im making a package design for my company in illustrator CS6 which im new to btw (only been using it for a couple of weeks). Tried googling this but it has gotten me more confused :p I have been ...
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Pathfinder changing path of circle when subtracting

I'm having something super weird happen. I was wondering if someone here maybe knows why. While designing this logo in illustrator from Shapes - A circle and a triangle I use the pathfinder tool to ...
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What are PW and PD units?

I need to create an ad, and these are the specs I was given: 1/8 Page FC w/eLink, Horizontal, 3.333" x 2.166", 20.0000 PW x 13.0000 PD - Full Color I was told the 20.0000 PW x 13.0000 PD were pixel ...
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Critique my logo and help choose colour [on hold]

I would like to know if the caligraphy style signature looks good and if the type face for miss graphics compliments it. Also, which colour scheme looks best. Thank you :) Edit: Miss here means mr. ...
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Is it possible to import my own SVG into Canva

I'm trying to figure out a way how to import my own vector SVG graphic to Canva. I've tried numerous tutorials on creating SVG files from Adobe Illustrator, I've tried numerous Ai to SVG convertors, ...
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Can anyone suggest a program I can use to make a simple animation?

Apologies if this question has been asked before. But can anyone suggest a program I can use to make a simple animation? I’m trying to make an animation similar to the following: https://www.youtube....
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Text warped as a wave in Photoshop looks different when warped as a wave in Illustrator

First I warped a text as a wave in Photoshop. Wrote the same text (the same font, size and other properties) in Illustrator and it warped differently - the warping is almost unnoticeabe although the ...
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How to achieve spiking effect on typography like Impulse Festival?

I was wondering how this effect was achieved. Does anybody have an idea how this would be possible using Adobe Illustrator or some other vector-based tool (I think this makes sense if you want to ...
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Table edge effect

Photo is attached I need to do this table edge effect with shadows etc. But how can I do it? "gray table edge"
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What is Clipping mask?

I am really new to Illustrator. I was going throught Qs and As on this site when i came across "clipping mask". Please what tool is that and how do i use it?
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Can typography & elements be more balanced & less forced in this book cover design?

This is a re-design of a book named Paper Towns. Just for practice, I've re-designed the cover. Here, I can't notice any problem with the elements I've placed, but it somehow looks little cluttered ...
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Copy/Paste a selection from Photoshop to Illustrator “round” pixels

I'm copy from Photoshop CS6 this selection: Which is exactly 16x50 pixels, correctly snapped with grid. Once I paste in Illustrator CC 2019, it round both pixel sizes and grid position: Why 15,...
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Get black value of color of text Illustrator Scripting VB

I am trying to determine the value of the black in each text item in an illustrator document. I have managed to successfully run the count words script and alter it to apply a tint and a new color to ...
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How to stretch an image following a “geometric progression” pattern in Photoshop?

It's explained in the image below. I need to stretch like 2nd option. The normal stretch can be done using Distort option. Is it possible to do it in Photoshop?
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How to ensure color fidelity of the same file on two computers?

What is the safest way to ensure that raster image exported from illustrator will be displayed correctly (in term of color fidelity) on another computer ? I know that there will always be some inter-...
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How to export special characters from illustrator to word

The problem is I want to get some specific special characters from SVN-Bellico font like the H below. I could use it in Illustrator but I want to use them in MS Word to be able to edit them.
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Color Picker Like Sketch in Illustrator?

Is there a way to enable a color picker like Sketch's in Illustrator? I really like the ability to drag the color slider while keeping my saturation/brightness consistent (this is just beneath the big ...
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How can I maintain outer stroke on overlapping path?

Apologies if this has already been asked, but I can't seem to find anything about it on stackexchange GD. I think I found a partial answer on Reddit, but I can't seem to locate that either and I'm on ...
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Draw a circular distorted shape in illustrator

I am still very new to vector and I wanted to make something similar to this image. I want to make it as circular shape. The only idea I got is to manually draw it point by point. Any better ...
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How to convert tints into swatches in Illustrator

I am working with a lot of different tints of the same hue and I would like to have all of those tints as swatches in my colour palette in ILLUSTRATOR. I can not find a way to do that. Update: I ...
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Using Bleed or Tile in Adobe Illustrator CC?

I am creating a wall mural for a large wall. My mural will be printed on 24" wide panels. I am perplexed on how to get an inch overlap printed for each. I've researched bleed and tiling, but don't see ...
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Illustrator: orient group of lines to point to the center of the group

I have a group of lines that are all parallel to each other and are disposed in a circle: I would like to rotate all of them so that their axis points to the center of the circle. The center of each ...
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Need feedback - Can the composition/colors of this design be fixed if something is lacking or is not a better fit?

My boss didn't found it (images are at bottom) perfect. Although he couldn't explain it specifically, but he gave an hint about light / color tone / background and sky related problems. After talking ...
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Is there an easy way to cut out white background in Illustrator?

I have to process 120 images, I already did it with fireworks but the quality is depressingly low, I see that Illustrator only lets me cut the white background with the Pen tool, it doesn't have Magic ...
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How can I export this .ai file to SVG while maintaining full shape

I have the following hand drawn .ai file that I would like to convert to SVG for 3d printing with tinkercad. when I save as SVG however there is some clipping done to the paths and it turns out like: ...
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Why drawn path has no fill but is not transparent in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

The drawn path has no fill, but it filled by a black color. How to remove this black and make inner region of a path transparent?
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How to save 'Screen'-type gradients?

I am very new to Illustrator. Could you pls help me with following question. Creating a gradient with a Screen-overlay type (near opacity selection) makes your radial gradient a glow pattern, ...
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What is the suggested dpi for mobile apps?

I am new to mobile apps/games and I'm a bit confused about some stuff What is the suggested dpi for mobile games? Which density to use? What other information can you help me with for improving the ...
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What websites are similar to shutterstock

I am new to mobile apps/games and I'm a bit confused about some stuff What websites are similar to shutterstock but cheaper for commercial use *about freepik: is the free assets are free for ...
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Using LaTeX and TikZ with Illustrator

When using Adobe Illustrator I wish I could just program things sometimes, like I do with TikZ & LaTeX. Are there any plugins or extensions or general workflows that can help unite these two ...
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Create interactive pattern inside a shape in Illustrator

I have created a pattern and I want to use it inside a shape interactively. The pattern is filled horizontally in the image. I want it to be filled in a path along the fish's body. How can this be ...
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Is there an automatic way to do such cutouts?

Hi I wonder if its posible to make such gaps in some clever way?
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Illustrator CC 2019 No canvas in new file

I recently Updated Illustrator to 2019 CC and now each time I create a new file, the Artboard is not shown or probably is transparent and instead there are a lot of rulers and guides. Although when I ...
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Frustrated with blurry exports on Illustrator, tried everything [closed]

I just updated my CC and I hope this doesn't have anything to do with the my exports. I am very frustrated as this has never happened to me and I tried everything including; Checking Document Raster ...
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Saving an Adobe illustrator file as a pdf - are fonts embedded? If so, why does Adobe illustrator say I don't have the font when I open it?

If I have an Adobe Illustrator file, and I save it as a .pdf - it looks like the fonts are included in that .pdf file. (I think this because when I open the .pdf file in Reader it looks the way I ...
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How to cut the center of a polar grid in Illustrator?

How can I cut out the center of a polar grid in Illustrator? I created this grid with the outer circle removed: I'd like to cut out a circle in the center: So that only the outer radial lines are ...
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Wrapping lines around a (circle) path in Illustrator

I have the following reference image: What I am trying to do is recreate the sound wave like design wrapped around a circle path like in the image above. However, the distort effect doesn't produce a ...
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How do I delete one image from another for transparent background in Illustrator 2019?

I have created this image and would like to to be able to have a transparent outline of the state (filament) for one-color applications. The bulb part has a black fill. Any suggestions on how I can "...
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Illustrator overprint problem

I have some big trouble with overprinting images in the AI. Files and images in them, that I have, are already been printed, and there was no trouble with them, overprint worked well and all 100% ...