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Do you need to know all tools in photoshop, illustrator?

Hi I am a beginner in graphic design and I am learning by myself, I am getting overwhelmed with the number of tools in the Adobe suite, hence experienced designers can you tell me whether all the ...
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I'm trying to open a Canva print-ready pdf in Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop. Illustrator doesn't even see the pdf, much less let me open it

I needed to do a simple, quick illustration for a customer so I used Canva (if you're a purist, I apologize, but in this case it was the way to go). I then downloaded the finished file as a print ...
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Illustrator: Crop everything outside of rectangle

I want to delete the white part that is outside of the blue rectangle (I've placed a black rectangle behind just to show what's there.
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Creating a pattern of irregular shapes in Illustrator like the default WhatsApp background

I'd like to take a collection of shapes and distribute them into another shape in Illustrator to get the effect similar to the WhatsApp background. I could swear I saw a video or article from Adobe ...
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Stroke disappears when I hit command + J?

I am trying to join two paths together but when I hit command + J the stroke disappears?
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Swatches setting

My stroke panel doesn't have the same swatches as my fill panel and I am trying to update it. For some reason it has imported some pattern swatches I made but when I try to import the Basic RGB swatch ...
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Convert anchor point tool one side curved one side straight

When working on a shape using the pen tool, I want to curve one side but keep the other side straight. However when I convert it curves both sides. I have previously remedied this by cutting the paths ...
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Inkscape or Illustrator: How to create a Polygonal Gradient / Shapeburst fill?

I'm trying to create a Polygonal Gradient fill in Inkscape or Illustrator. Here's a rendered example of what I'm trying to do: The image above shows a black-to-white polygonal gradient on a pentagon. ...
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How to save in photoshop image with layer style?

Hello everyone, I have an issue I can solve and I tried many thing but never succeeded, so, in the first picture I have a smart object (based on vector file) when I copy it to photoshop it comes with ...
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AI combine objects - both compound path and pathfinders failed?

I have a AI file like the following picture (1) and I want combine the objects into one single object. Then I make a compound path, it became NO FILL, NO STROKE, like following picture (2) Then I ...
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Why does expanding a brush stroke have a different effect than expanding a pencil stroke?

I am trying to achieve an appearance of an outlined shape that overlaps and intersects itself (The shape on the left). I can only achieve this effect by creating a stroke from the brush tool (or ...
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Random wave / zig zag lines in Illustrator?

Is it possible please to achieve the "Desired Effect" (as below), randomly, using an Illustrator tool, WITHOUT having to: i) use the Pen tool, and ii) the Zig Zag effect? For your info @joojaa, ...
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Why is a part of my font blacked out and how can I fix it?

I wanted make a custom font which I could use in my app. The bottom right circle should be a lock-icon. After finishing it, I used the Fontself extension to create a glyph which I could use in my app. ...
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Using object to select other objects, Illustrator

This question appears to be asking what I am asking, but the accepted (and only) answer does not seem to address the OP's (or my) question. Is there a way to use one object or group of objects to ...
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Illustrator pen tool issue [duplicate]

I'm very new to illustrator but I keep running into this problem when using the pen tool. I hope it's just a simple fix that I'm missing. Sometimes when I use the pen tool the stroke and fill becomes ...
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Straighten shape

Imagine I have a circular path like this: In reality it is much more complex, with hundred or so anchors (and it is more close to a circle). I want to straighten it in a way, that the form is ...
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replace multiple smart layers at every export

Can anyone suggest me a Photoshop extension: That can replace multiple smart layers at every export and can auto-fit the new image to the original dimension of the replaced smart layer so there is no ...
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Gray lines appearing around expanded vector shapes when exporting PDF

So I vectorized some images and expanded them, but when I export them as PDFs they have these gray lines around them. How can I remove them? (But without rasterizing; rasterizing it makes the colors ...
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How to remove an overlapping area from the shape below it?

Picture 1 is how I'm going about it (the green path is what I want erased). Picture 2 is what I want to end up with ultimately (all black being 1 path) but it's just a white filled path on the inside ...
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Converting several paths into a shape

I'm looking for a way to convert several paths into one shape (purple outline image). I don't want the space within the lines to become a filled shape. I just want the paths themselves, the 'outline' ...
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“Transform Patterns” doesn't work

Following this explanation to scale a pattern down in Illustrator 2020 doesn't seem to work. To reproduce: Create a New Document, draw a Shape, apply a Fill color, select a Graphic style, right-click ...
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Border around artwork when exporting Illustrator

I've had a continual issue with exporting Illustrator documents and getting a border around the artwork. See image attached. The artboard is 1080 x 1080 pixels. I created a background box filled ...
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Illustrator Fill in Paths that Cross

I have created paths in Illustrator. I have one path, see image, that crosses itself. It produces this white box inside. How do I fill it with the same black. Everything I tried seems to be rather a ...
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How can I reproduce this “minimalist” background?

I am making a game and I wanted to make a background for it. It is a board game so I was thinking of keeping it minimal. Surfing the web, I found this picture and got really intrigued by the ...
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Illustrator Warichu Right Alignment Fix? [duplicate]

How would I go about making this warichu oriented text perfectly aligned? I've tried different paragraph options but it moves the entire line instead of the selected text. I don't know what to do from ...
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Hard light is greyed out, how can i access this?

In adobe illustrator im trying to add hard light in gradient options but its greyed out and i cannot for the life of me find out why, could someone help?
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How to have joined line segments with different stroke colours in Adobe Illustrator?

I have two line segments: one with a black stroke and one with a red stroke. Both have a stroke weight of 0.25pt. I'd like to joint the two paths and treat them as a single path, but with the two ...
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How to change font color for a text logo that is a PNG file

I have a client that sent me their logo as a .png file. However the text color needs to be changed. Is there a way to convert to an illustrator file and change the color? I tried image trace then ...
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scaling images in Illustrator to a known dimension in the image [duplicate]

I would like to scale a raster image inside Illustrator to a precise dimension - for example, a mechanical drawing with dimensions. I can draw a precise length line over the dimension, but can I then ...
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How to see overlapped part of previous ciricle in adobe illustrator?

When i draw one circle above another, they overlap and i an not able to see the ovelapping part of below circle. I want to see both the circles
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Illustrator text allotment

I want my text to produce exact outcome of 'justify all lines'. i took text, dragged it, created a box (exactly the size i want my paragraph to be in) and then applied 'justify all lines' from ...
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How to place AI file into illustrator and keep editing capabilities?

I draw a shape, save it in AI and want to use it in another files as editable template. But when I place this AI into a new file, the shape is shown as an image not a vector. So how to place a vector ...
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Make a gradient follow a specific path on a shape

I'm a beginner AI user and what I'm trying to do is to make a gradient follow a path on a specific shape. This is the shape, I want to fade it from the line to the end of the loop: The shade would ...
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Which method to get this smoother transition between two shapes?

I am learning Adobe Illustrator and I am trying to understand how to get that smoother transition between the shape and the line. So far my attempts have been unsuccessful. The curves are still to ...
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Closed Path For SVG

I am drawing in Adobe illustrator. How we can generate a Closed Paths for that Drawing. For example I need to Create closed Paths for this Drawing. That means If we apply a Fill Color the Closed ...
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Outline Stroke to Path

I am new to Adobe illustrator. We can change to Outline Stroke from Path. Is it possible reverse. How to change from Outline Stroke to path
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How to set or change export area in Illustrator?

I got from designer an Illsutrator file, and it is well setup, I can aoutomatically export to 1024x1024 from each logo type, but I also need a different size. I see in the file a square, I think this ...
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Illustrator: Exporting transparent objects to png creates graphical errors

I have a lot of card designs I need in png format. They use linked images with alpha transparency and knockout groups with multiply blending. When I try to export to png, it produces glaring errors. ...
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Trying to create a bent 3D bent pipe with multiple bends (Illustrator)

so I'm trying to create this image, but in 3D. Does anyone know how to go about doing this? I'd like the object to be shown vertically at a 45 degree angle, ideally.
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Embed texture in font

i want each letter of EARTH DAY to have the leaf texture.. How can i do it in illustrator?
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Prevent artboard size from doubling if DPI is increased - Illustrator

I want to put a footer in an email. The footer will be 650px wide, and in PNG format. I am designing the footer in Adobe Illustrator CC. When i go to export if i export at 72DPI the outputted file ...
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illustrator printing [closed]

i clip an image in 8.5 "x11" standard paper size. and want to write on it. do i have to place any other rectangle behind it? so that the printing guy wont have ny problem to print it? or writing on ...
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text gets pixalated when converting from illustrator to Photoshop

I drew a 8.5"x 11"rectangle, then convert it to smart object and distort it according to the image size.(am creating a mock) But when i copy my document from illustrator and paste it on the rectangle ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Eraser tool resizes my Calligraphic Pressure Brush!

I recently got the Adobe Illustrator Software and have been enjoying it. My main problem is that when I use a Calligraphic Pressure Brush with 3pt Variety and try to erase the line, the line shrinks ...
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How to pick CMYK color in round figure

Is there a way in Adobe Illustrator to pick CMYK color value from any part of a multi-color object in a round figure like this: C- 95% M- 10% Y- 25% K- 5% not like this: C- 95.23% M- 10.15% Y- 25% K- ...
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How to emulate this augmented reality 3D banner text mock-up in perspective with Photoshop?

This is from Zach Liebermann's Weird Type app screenshots on the iPhone. I want to create a mockup screenshot of an AR app that has this mechanism, on Photoshop and then import it to XD. If I were ...
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Why does my illustrator default look like this?

Usually I get a nice white on gray artboard on illustrator.
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How can I create a transparent background for an object that's on top of a white background with AI?

What I am looking to do is for those areas in red to be transparent. However the problem is that they are placed on to of the areas in white so they do not show the background when the svgs is placed ...
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How do you quickly toggle the background color of an illustrator document?

I've been working on some icons that I need to be able to preview in front of a dark and light background and find that I often want to, briefly, switch between dark and light while designing them to ...
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Fix edge intersections between upper face and front when drawing a cube axonometrically?

I am trying to remove the extra edge (meaning that it "overflows") when I am trying to draw the upper face of a cube. As you can see, it does not perfectly align with the side of the cube: Is there ...

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