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Round artboard corners in Illustrator

How can I round the corners of the artboard to follow the rounded rectangle that I have covering it? (the end goal is export it as a PDF)
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Frame recording of website in iphone 'border' to emulate a phone

I was hoping you could help me. I want to film a recording of a website i've designed with a view of adding the video to my own site. However I want it to look like a video of a static iphone/ipad ...
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Smooth intersection between two paths without joining the paths

I have two paths which intersect. I want to smooth the vertex where they intersect, but not join the lines so that their layers stay separate. Is there a way to do this? My ultimate goal is to achieve ...
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adobe Illustrator: Join two paths WITHOUT merging layers

I want to join two paths so that their intersection is smooth. However, I want to keep each of the two paths as it’s own later so I can animate the individual paths after in After Effects. My question:...
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bad resolution of illustrator file in after effect

I've created an illustrator file then import it in after effect, but when import it i got bad resolution How can get good resolution :( Thanks
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applying compound path on a single object

in every documentation i have read that object > compound path > make works on two or multiple objects and creates a compound path so that holes appear where the paths overlap, means i need at ...
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Fill shape with dots in illustrator [duplicate]

Hi does anyone know how I can fill a shape with dots in illustrator? I know I can do this with a pattern but I want the full circle to show on the edges?
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Separately Animating Multiple Segments That Belong to One Layer: Adobe Illustrator and After Effects

I am using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects. I want to animate an SVG triangle. I want the Hypotenuse to "swing out" from the bottom leg (go from 0 deg to 45deg). I can do this by 1)...
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Is it possible to change the saving preferences for PDF in Adobe Illustrator

Generally I create pdf pages in Adobe illustrator and save it as pdf with "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities", "Embed Page Thumbnails" etc for editing it at later. But when ...
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What is this type of graphic design called?

Do you know what is this type of graphic design called? More precisely I mean characters with "shadows", any Youtube tutorials? I use Adobe Illustrator. Here are some examples: Starbucks ...
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Batch Image Trace and Expand

I know that it is possible to perform the same illustrator like image trace for rasters to svg using Adobe Bridge in batch. Is it also possible to batch expand those traced images by any chance? Thank ...
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Dark transitions between contrasting colors, what is it and how to avoid it?

I've got this issue where I have a teal background and a fuchsia foreground, and when exporting, the anti-aliasing between the two leaves a dark transition. I've found a few workarounds, one of which ...
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Intersecting Path cancel each other out in Adobe Illustrator

I have a really weird issue in Illustrator and I can't imagine that I am the only one who stumbled across this. I am trying to make a standardized icon set for use in Powerpoint. Other people working ...
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Messed up resolution when exporting screens with multiple scale in Illustrator

this would be my first post. When exporting to png files, resolution Screen (72 ppi) is the default selection when you select Export As... or Save for Web (Legacy).... However in Export for Screens...,...
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Illustrator - make an existing path/shape spikey

Is it possible to style or apply an existing effect to an existing shape to make it "spikey" For instance given an animal drawing made out of regular shapes such as circles and rounded ...
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Image trace becomes one box

I have an issue with image trace in Adobe Illustrator. Some PNG's become just a white box when I try to change it to vector using image trace. I tried opening the image and placing it to the artboard ...
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how to create this interesting vector

I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out how this asset was created (credit: Travis Brothers, Post Malone tour advertisement). It looks like a firework, but I have tried vectoring early ...
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Transparency appears white on Illustrator CS6

I'm digitalizing a map I drew and scanned, and overall everything is working, more or less, fine. I wanted to make the names of places stand out and found THIS tutorial on how to do a knockout border ...
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How is this dimensional line drawing made?

Does anyone know how I can make this in Ai or Ps? I've already tried the "VECTOR Lines DISTORTION Effect" script, but it doesn't look good.
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How to make this logo? [duplicate]

i would like creat this logo. could u help me please
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Pen tool: A different stroke for points

I have a number of triangles that I have loosely created with the pen tool. They have no fill but a stroke of 0.25pt. Is there anyway the points themselves can have a different stroke size? Like 1pt? ...
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Joining 2 Paths in Adobe Illustrator

I am not 100% sure how to word this question being new (very novice getting to grips with the terms) to Adobe Illustrator so going to give it a shot - it might be a duplicate - as I don't know exactly ...
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Dashed line to fill instead of stroke

I am wanting to create a dashed line on the fill rather than the stroke if that is a possibility? I created outlines of a font and now I want to make it dashed. The left 'S' is what I am hoping to ...
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Single incorrect glyph when exported to SVG at smaller font size (Illustrator CC)

I'm trying to export an SVG for web use from Illustrator and for some reason the o in this font family (Bilo) refuses to play nicely. This is what it looks like inside of AI. The larger text is 22px, ...
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Illustrator is Driving Me Crazy with My Epilog Laser Cutter

Everyone. Thank you for accepting my membership. I have recently acquired a wonderful Epilog laser cutter for my business, their entry-level Zing model, 30 watts. I am using Adobe Illustrator and ...
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Copying shadows from Illustrator to Photoshop?

Whenever I copy something from Illustrator and paste it into Photoshop as a smart object, the shadows always become weird looking and I don't know how to fix that. Illustrator (original project): ...
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How do I make it so that brush stroke is part of mask?

This is probably an easy thing to answer but I'm trying to make a simple image mask with a brush stroke type mask I have a basic shape with a artistic brush stroke: But when I try Object > ...
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How do you make multiple line stroke edges touch in Adobe Illustrator?

I created some lines with the pen tool, and I want to make the edges of the stroke align in Adobe Illustrator. I can use the up and down arrows with my keyboard, but it does not touch or overlaps. I ...
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Colors are washed out when editing an imported PDF in Illustrator

I was given a PDF map to recolour in Illustrator. I've added some Pantone colours to my colour library. When I assign those colours to a shape in the map, the colour is washed out. The opacity is 100% ...
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How do I distribute space between paths within a compound path?

It seems impossible to distribute space between paths in a compound path. If I shift select all the paths in compound path isolation mode and choose a distribute spacing option, nothing happens. But ...
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Text to gradient

I want to change the color of this text. I did the normal process- select the text, change the fill to none from appearance then take a new fill applied the gradient. it appears in the Appearance ...
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Adobe Illustrator Texture Help

How can I achieve this texture in Illustrator or Photoshop. Its very important to me and have been trying since long to achieve it but no result. Please help.
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PDF only with JPG photo is 7 times larger than original

I start a file in Illustrator with these settings: I save the file with these settings (no PDF compatible file): The AI file weighs 1.1 MB. I place a JPG picture from a DSLR camera which weighs 4.4 ...
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Illustrator: Adjusting Direction handles with specific distance and angle [duplicate]

In Illustrator, I have created a shape with curves. I need these curves to be identical. I can use the measurement tool to see the Distance and Angle of the Direction Line (by clicking on the ...
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Clipping mask is filling the wrong part of the shape

I'm relatively new to Illustrator so I hope this isn't a stupid question. I'm trying to apply a clipping mask to a line drawing i've made to make it appear as gold foil. The problem is that when I'm ...
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Affinity Designer v Adobe Illustrator for creating an svg icon library [duplicate]

I am looking at exporting SVG images using Adobe Illustrator 2020 for putting together my own custom icon library to use in a web page. This is a simple set of 2 artboards. With a minus icon outline ...
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Cut a circular selection into a vector in Illustrator

I need to create a circular selection of a vector. If I would use Photoshop I would create a circular selection using the marquee tools (M) and then I would crop the image to that selection, invert my ...
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Illustrator cropping objects upon export to PNG

I made six similar and simple designs with a photo and text on top with stroke. The stroke on the tilde looks fine in Illustrator, as shown in this screenshot: I exported the several files as PNG to ...
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Suggested workflow for vectorizing logos with gradients

I was impressed with how much grunt work can be handled within AI's image trace function: Object -> image trace -> make and expand However, for more sophisticated logos, things become less ...
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How to make a pixel perfect adjustable outlined circle in Photoshop and also Illustrator, like, the one that Microsoft Paint has, as example?

How to make a pixel perfect adjustable outlined circle (with a simple tool so the circle can be readjusted and newly calculated later) in Photoshop and also Illustrator, like, the one that Microsoft ...
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How to copy all glyphs or characters of a font in illustrator

I want to display all characters or glyphs included on a font with all variables in illustrator and copy it to a editable table of characters to make a type specimen, the only way i know is select one ...
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Same vector graphics but different SVG output in CorelDRAW and Adobe Illustrator

I had draw an ellipse in corel and illustrator and export as SVG. when i open their code, it was major difference in those two files. Look at below ellipse SVG code I think Illustrator looks clean. ...
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How would I do about filling in this hole?

I want to fill in that little space in the bottom right-hand corner, but every time I use something like the pen or paint it creates it in a new layer, which when using the stroke feature, completely ...
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Adobe Illustrator guides not snapping to Bounding Box handles

I can not seem to snap a guide to the handle of a bounding box. Is this not a functionality Illustrator has? Thank you
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Gradient Background not exported correctly in svg from Illustrator [closed]

As per title, for some reasons I'm not able to export this simple gradient background from Illustrator This what it looks like in Illustrator: Here the ai file: https://www.4shared.com/file/...
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How do you “Set Transparent Color” in Adobe Illustrator?

I have a graphic logo which is a series of overlapping shapes, where all are filled white. See below: I want to set the white color transparent everywhere it appears in the graphic without revealing ...
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Change the direction of the 2nd vanishing point on 2-point perspective in Illustrator?

This seems so impossible, and I have tried everything and looked up and nothing. The best I can do is using 3-point perspective but that won't do, for my purpose. As you can see, it's close, but not ...
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VU meter design

I'm trying to create a VU meter in Illustrator. I've tried various methods but cannot achieve the result I like. (I tried blend tool method, and also warp Arch method as seen in my example attached.) ...
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How to non-destructively generate filled foreground and background shapes from a single shape?

For example, I have a basic shape with a fill and stroke (or other kind of appearance effects applied to get this result): From this, I want two separate shapes, each a simple filled shape with no ...
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Why doesn't a shape or form I've created fill in?

Not new to Illustrator (actually studied this a few years ago). I'm designing a logo by using a drawing tablet to trace over the design I drew with pencil. When I go to fill the logo in, it doesn't ...

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