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Custom Size in Illustrator [closed]

How do you get a shape like: Width: 7 inches Height: 5 inches from the middle, but as it goes to the left and right it ends at 2.75" Thank you!
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Inkscape imports have the wrong colors

I have an EPS file and a PDF file that are showing correctly on all uses except when I import them into Inkscape and I can't figure out why! Here is what the original image looks like vs after ...
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how do you create these striped letters but especially the curves in it (see images)

How does one create this effect? I know how you could create these lines, these might have been done with the blend tool or with a striped handmade brush. And the corners 90 degrees are possible with ...
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How can I join or cut paths of 3 or more at an intersection or get rid of the overlap? [duplicate]

how do I get rid of those non-matching path ends? With shapes I'd use the shapebuilder tool and sort of cut it off, but that doesn't seem to work with strokes/paths. Slice tool nor scissors can get ...
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Exporting Multiple Sizes for Print - Automation

I have loads of images i need to solve the following problem with. Each image is a unique size, I need to export each of them for print at a couple different page sizes. e.g: A1, A2, 3inch x 5 inch ...
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How do i achieve this in illustrator? [duplicate]

Ive tried multiple things but non turn out quite the same.
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How to calculate font size from Illustrator to CSS?

I got following Illustration from Grapics Designer: The font size what I am curious about is 7pt in Illustrator. How can I calculate the "web font size" of it? I have a MacBook Pro, its width is ...
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Actions in Illustrator not properly recording nor enacting? Envelope Distortion & Feather Stylize

So I'm adding 3 translations to my images - adding a blur to the middle of the image (working perfectly, this involves mask clipping and adding an ellipse shape), adding an envelope distort (recording ...
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Group Selection and Pathfinder Unite Behaviour is difficult to understand

I'm at the beginning of my learning journey with Illustrator and am watching this videos to learn Badge Drawing, I Appreciate people prefer not to watch in order to answer, but I'm not skilled enough ...
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Objects Overlaping Issue, Objects not properly overlap

In Adobe Illustrator 2020 v. 24.0.1, my shapes are not overlapping properly, When I overlap two different objects the overlapping area of behind object is not hiding, kindly help, I am stuck.
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What is the name of this style of design/illustration where cartoony items are surounded by a black/colored stroke?

I have been seeing this style all over the internet and I would like to know its name, here's an example:
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How can I make this effect like that in Illustrator?

i saw this effect and would like to know how to do it in illustrator
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Adobe illustrator generated images have un-expected size?

What I want to do is to generate an image of a specific size, for example w=44mm, h=18mm, and save it with 300 ppi in PNG or JPG format. The problem is, now I have the PNG or JPG image file on my mac,...
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Make text follow a wavy line illustrator

I have used the zigzag option under distort on a line to make a wavy line like this: But the path is still a straight line. How can I get around this, as the end goal is to make some text follow it....
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How to deliver more than 500 certificate?

I was created a template of achievement certification and i would like to send it to 500 persons,how can i write name's in the template and save it one by one using adobe illustrator ?
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How to export the anchor points nodes and paths like when your are editing them to a final artwork in illustrator

I want to export the path, the nodes and the anchor point position to a final artwork, to show how and where are positioning the nodes in a vector form, the only way i know is make an screenshot of ...
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What are some good examples of using illustrations in Business Document Design? [closed]

We have been rebranding our company and are planning to include more visual elements in all of our customer facing documents and collaterals. This include both marketing and technical stuffs such as ...
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How to save each sliced group in illustrator

I have a svg spritesheet which I have sliced equally using the slice tool. This is what the layers are Now, all I want is to be able save each frame as separate svgs. So I am hoping get 10 svgs each ...
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Adobe Illustrator - uneditable spot colors?

I'm editing a file made by someone else (it was a PDF, but I saved it as an .AI file after opening it), and it contains a few almost uneditable spot colors. I can change the actual color (by modifying ...
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Group every object to its background icon [duplicate]

Is it possible to group all objects at once to their background (If all selected at once)? For "Asset Export"when exporting huge amount of icons. Otherwise i have to select every object, like this ...
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Text different position from Illustrator to Photoshop

I have created a design using Adobe Illustrator and when copy and pasting this design in Adobe Photoshop(as Smart Object or Pixel) the text is not keeping its original position. Any idea on how I can ...
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How do I create this concentric Circle pattern?

Pattern is the innermost concentric ring made using right parentheses { ")))))))...." }.
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(ILLUSTRATOR) How to make this 'style' a new graphic style?

i need help. I used a existing graphic style to make my own graphic style and put it in 4 squares (see pictures). Now i need to fill in a lot of plots with this new style, but if i try and save my new ...
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Old paths still appearing after resizing vector image, is this normal [closed]

New to graphics and trying to work through this but unable to find info despite many searches. Old paths are still appearing or I should say they are in the original position after resizing vector ...
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Symmetrically Distort 2D Text On A 3D Object or Plane - Adobe Illustrator

I have some text I would like to have twist and turn as if it is on a sheet of paper. I've included an image of an example I have seen. How would I approach this in Adobe Illustrator? Thanks in ...
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Illustrator vector objects lose their curves when imported into InDesign

I am having a new issue with Illustrator 2020 and InDesign 2020 compatibility. If I drag-and-drop .ai files into an InDesign Artboard (or Place them), their curves become edgy. However, if I copy ...
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Refreshing SVG in Illustrator after editing in VS Code

I have a SVG which I have opened in Visual Studio Code and in Adobe Illustrator at the same time. I am using VS Code to edit the markup. I was wondering if there is a way for me to refresh the svg ...
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Adobe Illustrator AI - Working with mesh and i want to make strokes with the mesh that i made

Like the title says, I want to make a stroke along the lines made with the mesh tool. How can this be achieved?
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Is it possible to remove the corners to get the rounded and smooth edges using smooth tool?

Using Pen Tool, I tried to draw the hair of the user account icon. The Smooth Tool helped its best, but, sill there is need for smooth curves in the hair of the icon. Any tips which might improve my ...
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Why does my paint brush on adobe illustrator keep doing this?

My paint brush keeps changing the fill/border, It has never done this before. It makes it hard to be accurate. The eraser makes bubbled marks instead of regular smooth eraser marks. Again, Never ...
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Illustrator Opacity masks not recognised in InDesign

I am trying to place an .ai file containing Opacity Masks into InDesign. However, in InDesign the Opacity Masks are not displayed as intended. Any ideas or checkboxes I might have missed? Here's the ...
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Getting weird results when image traced using line art

I tried to make a monoline text effect from a text by rasterizing it first and then image tracing using line art preset. But I am getting weird results as shown in the images. How can I fix this issue ...
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Applying complex gradients in logo

I am trying to trace this logo but i am not getting how can apply this gradient and how to apply depth using lines. I tried by drawing lines and gradient stoke around it but this was not helpful for ...
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How can I substitute images on Illustrator CC while mantaining the way they are laid out?

Hello I'm totally new on Illustrator but I've looked for this and didn't find anything. I want to print an PnP game called Maximum Apocalypse, most of the files come on a 9 grid per page pattern but ...
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How do I create pointed stroke end caps in Illustrator?

I'm sort of new to Illustrator, can someone explain how the pointed strokes on the image below are done?
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logo with 3/4 curvy geometric parts

What is the best possible way to create a similiar logo like this one? I prefer to have 4 parts instead of 3. I'm already a bit lost with the start I have to make.. Cheers
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How to find mid point of a path between two anchor points in Illustrator

I have a path in Illustrator, for example:- take a rectangle and I want to find the midpoint of one of the edges and draw a circle with the center. There is already an answer on how to find the ...
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Printing an illustrator template as a brochure

I have an illustrator template brochure with pages inside one view, Can i print this as brochure without putting each page on an individual view? here's what I have https://prnt.sc/sd5gka
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How to convert flat icon to simple 3d icon?

I'm trying to make a simple 3D icon from a flat SVG image, unfortunately without success. What I want to achieve can be seen in the picture below. What steps should I take to get this effect? How do ...
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Is it possible to use the Perspective Grid in this type of illustration?

I've already taken several illustrations like this to remove the Japanese translation and translate into another language. I use Illustrator for this purpose. I take many scenes with perspectives like ...
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Is there any tool which allow to manage the space between two different shapes in Adobe Illustrator?

AS a beginner sometimes, face problem while making some shapes which has same space between them. As mentioned in the following example, how to deal with such issues?
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How to draw rounded corner in adobe illustrator shown in the example below?

enter image description here After many attempts failed to make the folded corner of the calendar. May I ask please how to make my incomplete calendar icon? The attempt was to solve using rectangle ...
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Illustrator: how to avoid extra white space after export

I am new to Illustrator and need to export artwork to JPG format, but getting some white space around the artwork when exporting.
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How to curve points drawn with a pen?

I'm trying to draw a water drop, but I'm not sure how to curve this points. I've drawn it with a pen, and then curved it with the curvature tool. Also if possible, how can I make the pen thicker?
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Selected color is different from actual color in Illustrator

Hello I have problem with colors in my image. So I made a user UI and noticed that the logo color is different from the button color (button color #FC1C08). I selected logo color to in Illustrator#...
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Adobe Illustrator 24 : how use the magic wand on an empty area between to layers

On Photoshop I can easly do that but on Illustrator I can't and I don't understand why I have two stars : The content of theses stars is empty. There are only theirs black borders. I want to ...
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Illustrator - Make stroke disappear at paths intersection (paths on different layers)

I have been stuck with Illustrator for a few days. I am lacking a solution for this issue. Question: How do I get rid of the black stroke at the intersection? What I have: (White line is above the ...
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How to make this type of logo? [closed]

this logo looks so clean. is this created manually by adjusting path or there is a trick? thx.
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How can I make the colors less subtle in a design for objects and background?

In this design, the background color is brownish, which I chose to show inside view of a hut. So I couldn't think any other color palette for hut. But because of this, the items in front looks a bit ...

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