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Best way to create a poster with many persons

What would be the best workflow to create a poster which contains a lot of pictures from people from a company? All pictures are faces only, and accompanied by a text which contains name and position. ...
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How to erase all assets prior to export?

I'm with Illustrator 23.1. Every time I do an export, I see the list of previous assets, such as: If I export the same image, it messes with the name (because prev assets is already there), such as ...
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How to create “wave”-like type in Illustrator

I managed to create a text following a wave pattern in After Effects using the CC Cylinder effect but I can't find how to replicate it in Illustrator. I tried the Map Art effect under the Extrude and ...
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Illustrator script How to generate a cross to center of all selected circles

Is there a way (or Script) to place a cross (+) at the center of all selected circles?
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How can I add details to my character? [closed]

I'm using adobe illustrator and adobe photoshop to build my character. and it's a bit too basic, and I want to make it look more alive, can anyone please help me find a way to do this? I'd be glad ...
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How to keep Illustrator Scripts handy?

I have bunch of task which should be run simultaneously, but i have to click every time files > script > My scripts Is there any way to keep all script handly like other properties available on ...
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Layers in after effects

trying to work with an AI file in after effects. I noticed that all my sub layers within AI are invisible within AE. I can see all my top layers but nothing nested within them. IE I have a group of ...
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Airbrush Illustrator Effect

I am trying to figure out slowly how the following artwork is produced. Would you guys have any clue? It looks like the base work is a photograph, but has a lot of similarities with these faded, ...
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How to add stroke to all layer in Illustrator?

I am creating an illustration in Adobe Illustrator CC 2020. My illustration has got many objects and shapes and now I want to add a stroke only to layer, not for all shapes inside this layer. How can ...
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Can I view sublayers of an AI file inside of After Effects? [migrated]

I have an AI file consisting of a few different elements (like a windmill, a house with a solar panel, etc.). I have different items (take the house, for instance)separated by a top-level layer, with ...
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Can I apply Edit / Edit Colors / Recolor to specific layers?

I'm working on a many-layered file (a vector of hundreds and hundreds of people), and I'd like to make some of them, but not all of them, non-Caucasian. Each person is their own layer in the file. ...
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unite illustrator << need to get way i dont want lose colors

i need help i want to get way to do unite and compound path without losing colors becoz i want uploaded into Circut design SVG FILE . i want to get the logo same as shown in first pic with unite and ...
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Stamp effect in illustrator

I'm trying to follow this adobe tutorial : https://helpx.adobe.com/fr/illustrator/how-to/stamp-effect-illustrator.html However, it seems there is a problem with the actual AI version. Indeed, when ...
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Command+join anchor points from different groups? Illustrator

I have two anchor points I want to join to form a rectangle but they are both part of two different groups (it is a reflected group flipped horizontally). I get an error message when I try command +J.
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How to fill whole wave curve shape with color using Illustrator

I am new to Illustrator. I can't fill the curve shape with color in Illustrator. I want to fill the whole curve shape with the color. How can I do this? I want to fill this whole curve with blue ...
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How to enable live paint on whole illustration without affecting layers?

I'm trying to make little stick figure character on illustrator for Adobe Animate. There are few extra lines. So I wanted to remove them and enable live paint. Here's what I did.. https://www....
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Is it possible in Illustrator? Can a script be written that takes a font and puts each character in a separate illustrator file [closed]

Can a script be written or is there already one available that takes a font and puts each character of that font in a separate illustrator file?
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Single color crest on glass [duplicate]

I'm having a slow brain day. If anyone can point me in the right direction that would be great thanks. I need to create the below crest as a single color graphic so that it can be printed onto a pint ...
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Tried to open AIT file, but blank empty canvas showed up instead. Help?

I'm trying to open an AIT file through both the "open" and "file >> new with template" options, but only a blank empty canvas shows up. I also tried creating a new file and then placing the ait file ...
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Filling text with flag colors

So, I've tried creating a flag on the artboard (essentially three rectangles of different color, and one star), and then type text on top of it. I've tried different ways using Pathfinder to minus ...
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Logo looks pixelated when saved as PNG

Heyo - I saved a logo on illustrator as PDF and it looks normal when I view it on both a mobile phone and a laptop. When I save it as a PNG and view it on a laptop it looks fine but when I view it on ...
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Adobe Illustrator arced text gets distorted after rotating

Whenever I try effect->warp->arc... I can arc my text, but when I try to rotate it (say by -30 degrees) the text gets very distorted -- especially at the end point. Matters are worse if I try to ...
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How to remove unwanted background in an image (that has already been masked)? (Adobe illustrator CC 2019)

First thing off my chest... ...Yes I know the image is Lego's... ... Anyways, so I was exploring how do to remove unwanted background in a clipping mask (even if the unwanted area is outlined with ...
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How can I draw my character in different view?

I have this dog character And I need to draw the side view of it, can anyone recommend me a video/online course to learn the Technic to draw my characters? I have a few characters that I need their ...
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Why does illustrator export drop shadows as pixel?

The reason why I'm using vector is to decrease the size of the file. When I add drop shadow to elements I have 2 ways of exporting Embed Link When I select Embed, the file size increases a lot. When ...
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Easier way to type multiple lines on a diagonal path in illustrator?

I'm trying to make my paragraph at an angle like this: Right now the only way i've been able to do this was through blending two lines and then using type on a path + threading text across the lines ...
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How was this paint texture achieved?

I'm trying to make shapes with a similar texture to this image, but i'm not sure how it was done. I tried making a clipping mask with the texture but it didn't look the same. Please help.
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View size is not correct while working on Illustrator?

I'm on CC 23.1. Here's the "preview" when I'm working on Illustrator, Zoom 100%: But once I export on SVG (and I open on other software, or browser Chrome), here's the result: It's clearly scaled!!!...
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(Illustrator) Limiting the Transparency Grid to artboards only

I know the artboard in Illustrator is transparent by default, but it's shown as white. Or a different color, if you set it up to simulate colored paper. However, I'm not sure if it's possible to set ...
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Does anyone knows a good course for depth and shadows in illustrator?

Does anyone knows a good course for depth and shadows in illustrator? I'm searching for an online course for making the character more realistic The left one is how i bought the photo and the right ...
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Constructing a basic shield from primary shapes

I was wondering if it's possible to create these relatively basic shapes from the primary geometric shapes (i.e. polygons and ellipses - particularly circles, squares, and triangles). You don't ...
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How can I find a shutterstock seller?

How can I find a shutterstock seller? I saw some characters on some artist's page and I want to contact with him to ask him for more stuff, How can I do that? Thanks All for your time.
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Custom Adobe Illustrator actions not loading properly

Hey everyone I need your help. I have created a lot of custom Illustrator actions and I have setup these actions with assigned shortcut keys. Once I save the actions and load them again in another ...
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Illustrator CS3 drawing new objects right above selected object, not at the top of wrapping layer

I have art work that consists of more than 200 objects. I need to draw details to objects that are in the middle of wrapping layer. When I draw a new object it is placed at the top of wrapping ...
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Line between lines of a shape in illustrator

I got this shape of planet earth and I want make it made of one line I thought theres got to be a way to average the two lines to one line in the middle anybody know how?
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Method / Software for Creating Images based on Dynamically Updatable Templates?

So, for example, I want to create 2 ADS but the text and the photo featured will be different between the two. How can I create the same design using something like a template that can also be updated ...
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Oversized 300 DPI 80*50 Inch poster (Photoshop, Illustrator, Hardware)

I am creating a very large high quality print poster of an island map to be pasted on a wall in a public transport centre. The map is built from paid satellite images. Photoshop is running so slow I ...
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Bizarre Fill Issue [closed]

When I create a shape (rectangle, circle, etc) it immediately pops up with a half way (typically triangular if its a rectangle) pastel fill color, despite my fill color being anything else, or even ...
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Create Halo around text Illustrator CC [duplicate]

Does anyone have advice on creating a halo around text in Adobe Illustrator CC? I have text over some black lines, and want the text to be easier to read. I have tried using the outerglow but am not ...
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Making a LED Neon sign calculations [duplicate]

I started getting interested in the LED Neon Flex strips for altering classic glass bent tubes for LED strips. As some of you may know, you can cut that strip in every so and so milimeters/ as I'm ...
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vector 's actual color are being lost over another vector

I have two vectors, the flower layer is on top of the box, transparency for both the layers are 100% opaque. I dunno why yellow petals of flowers are turning green when placed over the purple box.
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How to bend a gradient with Illustrator

References I use a lot of references. Check out these padlocks. See how the shackle's like a gradient that follows a path and bends around a corner? That's what I'm trying to do. Here's a quick ...
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How to apply a continuous gradient to a shape with text

I'm trying to apply a left-to-right gradient to a simple image to an image such as the one below: I've learned how to apply the gradient to text, but I don't know how to extend it to the bullseye ...
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difference between selection of whole layer by meat-balling a layer and wedge selection

wedge selection meatballing selection Though in both cases the whole artworks in the selected layer are selected, what's the difference between these two selections? What's the function of the 2nd ...
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Hotkey/Shortcut to Remove “7” from Pantone Coated Swatch Search in Illustrator

When you are searching in the Pantone Coated Swatch palette in Illustrator, occasionally it will add a 7 in front of the number you type in. For example, if you type in 426 it will autosearch 7426. ...
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Adobe illustrator - how to achieve “dissolving” icon effect?

I have this simple icon: And I would like to apply a kind of "dissolve" aesthetic to it, for reference: However I cannot think of any way to achieve this in a human time-frame. I hope there is some ...
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Edit strokes and fills in tandem in Illustrator?

I'm familiar with making simple 2D graphics in Adobe Flash, where I can draw lines and fill them in: In Adobe Illustrator, I assumed the way to do this is to make the vectors into Live Paint. But ...
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Delete specific layers in all PDF documents (batch)

I have around two hundred wedding name cards and the design is the same, except the name on it changes. I managed to change the names automatically via .csv list + Illustrator batch actions. Quite few ...
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Copying/pasting (or transferring) clipping masked image Illustrator to Photoshop

Little question about working between Illustrator and Photoshop when using clipping masks over images (photograph Jpeg). I have created a layout in Illustrator, and am trialling different Jpeg ...
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How to change circular shape in line

I have a design in a circle as shown in the image below. Now I want this same design in a straight line. How can I do this? using this same design.