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UK designer - advice and question

I am employed by a UK small business, the company is aware of my graphic design skills and would like me to create designs for them. If I design for them does the design belong to the company (I am ...
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Illustrator - Making object transparent

I'm brand new to Illustrator and I'm really struggling. Ultimately, I'm trying to create an SVG file, where the white is transparent. I'm really struggling. Can anyone sent some tips along? And, ...
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How to Create a Halftone Effect with Variable Width Lines for a Human Face or any object?

I am a newcomer to the design world and am excited to learn new techniques. I recently came across an interesting design effect and would love to learn it. The effect can be seen in the following ...
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Illustrator 2024 Grid Repeat minimum spacing limitation?

I have an Adobe Illustator 2024 project configured for 4,800 DPI, and I need to make a brick by row repeating grid that consists of a circle measuring 0.15 pt diameter and spaced 0.45 pt apart (...
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How do I have a curved Gradient over multiple objects in in Illustrator?

I have multiple objects that I want a gradient applied to. The effect I am trying to create looks like this: I have created this effect by having a gradient on a curved stroke and having a box on top ...
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clipping mask shortcut. using image own bounding box, illustrator

i am not looking for a way on how to make clipping masks, or whats the shortcut for it. because i already know how to do that. but i was just wondering if anyone knows about a shortcut command that ...
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Illustrator multi column text Right to Left

How can I make a multi-column text in ILLUSTRATOR go Right to Left when typing Hebrew/Arabic text? In the example below, it goes LEFT to RIGHT. How to make the columns go RIGHT to LEFT?
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Editing text: How do I turn a single path into a criss-cross stroke in Illustrator?

I can't seem to find a way to turn the single path in the middle of my letters into a scribble, crisscross, multi line stroke like in the orange image, where you get 3 or 4 strokes that converge. Any ...
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ALL the people that does TIE DYE call this spirograph, but I think they are wrong

I have found some types of spirals, and when I analysed those I have found, they do not met the criteria to shape the draw desired. And a observation point, bacause I think spirograph its a wrong name ...
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How can i merge between two overlapped path in one point?

How can i merge between these overlapped paths and full it with color
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How to improve hemisphere diagram?

I had this image done some time ago in Adobe Illustrator and I saved it in .pdf because I need to put it into a .tex (LaTeX) file. The pdf file is avaliable in https://ufile.io/3tol20xu. How I can ...
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Create color-font from ai- or svg-files

I have a colored vector-graphik Jh.ai (original) and Jh.svg (export) as an example of a playing card (I used 'AdobeIllustrator' for the 'export'; because I didn't know how to do it any other way). ...
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Adobe Illustrator Paste on All Artboards

Maybe, I'm using it wrong, however, when I use 'Paste on All Artboards' it also pastes onto the artboard that I copied the object from. I understand that is technically what "All" means, but ...
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Shadows have a grey tint when saving as PDF from Illustrator

I created transparent shadows in Photoshop. Saved (CMYK) as a .psd document. Opened it up in Illustrator and applied it under the main image. In Illustrator, it looks good (a slight darker shade of ...
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How to recreate this blurry shadow and light effect in illustrator, bonus points if I can make the light and shadow react to the shape

I can't seem to be able to recreate this effect within Illustrator (effect in image), my shadows tend to be too harsh and doesn't rotate with shape.
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How would I make text bend (as if it's being folded) but not on an isometric grid?

I am trying to imitate this style of graphic (see attached photo). It's not made on an isometric grid. I think it was made using the envelope tool? But I can't quite figure it out. Thank you!
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Is it feasible to create a 40-page booklet in Adobe Illustrator?

I know Adobe Illustrator, but I don't know InDesign. I've also noticed, that Illustrator becomes slower with more artboards, so I'm in a predicament. Should I work on the software I know and hope for ...
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Simplify single shape in Illustrator to remove overlapping

I have a shape in SVG format for a logo from a non-Illustrator source. In Illustrator this is a single <Compound Path>. This is not multiple paths to merge which I know how to do and plenty of ...
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How to create a 3D swirling shape in Illustrator

I've been attempting to recreate this vector (for practice) with intricate patterns in Adobe Illustrator, however, I can't wrap my head around it. How would I make something similar to the one in the ...
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How can I scale multiple objects of varying sizes to be the same exact width or height in illustrator?

For example, if I have one object that is 100x75 and another that is 500x900 and I want them to both be 50 wide while retaining their ratios. The goal is to unify all objects of different sizes to one ...
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Illustrator place multiples files in a grid like indesign

i'v read this similar question before How to place files on a canvas in one operation in Adobe Illustrator? i want to place 1390 svg on a document in a grid style, whatever the format, i will later ...
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how to cut/split a shape exacthly half in the middle in illustrator

I need to cut a shape exatly in the middle position maintaining/keeping its outer shape/design. I dnt wanna use pen tool, neither I wanna do it manually. I need to color this two parts in different ...
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Help with kerning

I'm kerning this word for logo, and I'm unsure about the kerning, especially the gap between "l" and "f". How would you adjust the kerning, if needed? (Merriweather Sans is the ...
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How to export an SVG at smaller file size and maintain the best quality in Adobe illustrator?

Could someone please help me to understand and how to get this done correctly as i have tried multiple times but it has not worked. These files are to be uploaded to my site as artwork for printing. ...
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Align multiple objects to maximise space

Is there an easy way to seperate multiple objects to fill the space without them touching - EG from left to right in the below image. We have multiple designs that need to go on gang sheets for ...
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How do I lock a warp into place in illustrator once applied?

So I created an arch but every time I rotate it it will become distorted. I tried using shift+cntrl+E but that just said I was applying another effect to it. Can anyone help?
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How to add an anchor point on the exact 0.618 point of a line in Illustrator

I would like to add an anchor point on a line to divide it into 0.618 of its length and 0.382 of its length. How can this be done? If I need to do this quickly every time, is there a good method?
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create new shapes out of intersecting paths in Illustrator

I've used the pen tool to create a number of intersecting, irregular paths. I want to use the irregular shapes created by the intersection--to fill the space, for example, or to change the lines to ...
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How to merge an opened path and a closed path? [duplicate]

This is such a beginner question, but I want to ask how I can merge these two paths together and make them one object so I can fill color in. I've tried to use the shape builder, and it simply ...
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Create regular fill mesh within a closed area - Adobe Illustrator

This question might possibly not satisfy SE standards, but I would really need help and I am running out of time.. I need to create a regular mesh within a rectangle, sort of a texture, made of lines ...
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How to make swirled edge circle

I am trying to make a swirled edge circle like this for a logo in illustrator. What would be the best method to use? Thank you!
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How can I increase the maximum character limit for text along a path in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm attempting to place the first 1000 digits of pi along a circular path, but the text gets truncated. How can I resolve this issue or is there a character limit I should be aware of? the 1000 digits ...
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Can't change color (stroke/fill) in Illustrator

I've created a path in Illustrator and now I want to change the color of the stroke (or fill, it doesn't work on both), but when I chose the new color nothing happens. Edit: strangely, it changes the ...
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Preapply Multiple Strokes to the Pen and Brush Tool in Illustrator consistently

I'm trying to accelerate a certain workflow when drawing with the Pen and Brush Tools in Illustrator. Lately I've been using multiple strokes on paths drawn with the pen tool and it works wonders, so ...
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Die cut for packaging

I have to make the design for a box of chocolates for a company. The client gave me the box and said to take the measurements for the design. Am I supposed to make the die cut? I thought it was the ...
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Pantone for printing

I have a project of packaging. I ask my printer if the file should be in cmyk and he said that he only work with Pantone. Is it normal? Doesn’t it cost a lot for Pantone?
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How do I create a 3D perspective floor graphic effect in Illustrator for print?

I am looking to create a 3D effect 2D printed floor vinyl like the attached picture in Adobe Illustrator. Any help would be appreciated.
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Cut a shape on another one

I would like to recreate this kind of image focusing on the white shapes on the blue planet. I tried to create rounded rectangles in Adobe Illustrator and then use the scissor tool but the result is ...
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How to crop complex (vector) graphics in Illustrator

I have to crop complex (lots of strokes) floral shapes in Illustrator. To date I could not find a method that just works without manual labor and fixing afterwards. This is graphic I'm trying to crop ...
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Regular Curve on Parallel Lines in Illustrator

Hi Community! I'm trying to draw a liberty-style image frame in Illustrator. You can see what I've made so far in the first image. I am trying to always maintain the two parallel lines that compose ...
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cannot colour a 3d object in illustrator

I have made my first 3d image in illustrator, I cannot work out how to colour it. It does not seem to respond to flat colours, not sure if its my pc that is the problem, or something I am not doing. ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Variation in exported image size based on coordinate position when using Asset Export

Note: If anyone is coming across this post looking for a solution to asset or artboard exports being off by 1 pixel, Adobe is looking into the issue. You can vote for a feature request to fix this ...
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How to draw that on illustrator?

I am wondering how to do that like in a simple way for example using repeat or similar . I am traying to find the math behind rotating ovals and similar but i dont get the point... can anyone help ...
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Need help identifying two types of fonts

please can you identify these two fonts? Thank you in advance!
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How to create shadow inside an eye in adobe illustrator?

Here is an image that I want to vectorize, there is something that I can't do in Illustrator. As you can see in the picture below, shadows inside the eye should be traced to the vector. I don't know ...
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In Illustrator, switching from RGB to CMYK breaks "screen" blend mode

In Illustrator, switching from RGB to CMYK breaks "screen" blend mode. Any idea how to keep the same aspect? I need CMYK.
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Chessboard Wormhole

I found this picture on the internet and I am trying to rebuild it with Illustrator / Photoshop. Unfortunately I can not find good tutorials. How can I rebuild this? Many thanks for your appreciated ...
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How to make a gradient based on perceptual interpolation in Illustrator?

In Photoshop, there are gradient options like "perceptual", instead of only the default gradient like in Illustrator. In Illustrator, I believe gradients are not created based on a ...
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Is there a specific way to accurately fit circles inside a curved path in Adobe Illustrator?

How would I have these circles line up perfectly inside the larger circle? I can try by hand, but that gets me nowhere.
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Use new ase file to change multiple files created with old ase file and global colors

I have 30 files all colored using the same global color swatch palette generated by the same .ase color swatch library. Is there a way to use a new .ase file to globally change those colors? I know ...
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