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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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How to draw pure SVGs in Illustrator and avoid pixelation when exporting?

Pretty new to Illustrator, so I've been working on some graphics for quite a while and when I tried exporting it as SVG, to my surprise some parts of the artworks look blurry and pixelated. I ...
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How to draw two paths that have common curved side in adobe illustrator?

What i'm trying to achieve are 3D stars like on the picture below. Essentially to draw a star similar to inflated balloon star, but with sharp edges. I'm pretty new to Adobe Illustrator, but my ...
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How do I delete all object of a specific color in Illustrator?

I want to delete all the white parts in this QR code. Is there a way to make Illustrator select all white parts and delete them, do I need to delete them manually?
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Adobe Illustrator script to set selected object's stroke weight to .001

Can somebody make a simple .jsx script for Adobe Illustrator for me-- all it needs to do is set the currently select object's stroke weight to .001 I'm making a big "action" list in ...
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Align logotype to centre, but not the tm symbol

I need to centrally align a logotype to packaging, but I do not want the (C) to be aligned, but I want it still to be grouped as it will be used on various sizes of packaging and I do not want to ...
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Problems with Text Manipulation in an Action with Illustrator

I'm on an old Mac running Mojave and Illustrator 25.4.1 I have 586 AI Files that all need to have these two changes in all the files with an Action: Delete two text objects in a layer (Named "...
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How to wrap text on a tire

I'm trying to wrap a pattern brush I made in Illustrator around this tire so that it looks convincing. It's the Goodyear logo, but I'm having trouble making it look like the Cooper Cobra logo. I was ...
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How to go about emulating this type logo

I have been trying to create a similar type logo to this one (Hyper3D): I’ve followed a few examples online, but my best result so far has a lot of room for improvement. This is my best attempt as of ...
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How can I create a map which highlights specified categories (example, "Malls") for large format printing?

How do I create a map where I can highlight or toggle certain categories or features (Malls, major roads etc.) Needs: Export to vector Re-edit (lines and shapes) ADD: I have Illustrator. The map ...
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Illustrator objects get darker and solid (not lighter and opaque) when reducing opacity

Think I'm going mad :/ I have an Illustrator file open that I repeatedly use to create web UI designs - open the file, save as new, delete the previous contents, start with the grid and artboards. ...
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Is there an Illustrator plugin for better multiple PDF exports? The built-in sucks

The built-in PDF export and saving options for Illustrator sucks. Very painful when working with multiple pages and multiple files/documents. If I use "Save As", it's suddenly a PDF, not an ...
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illustrator making freeform gradient on multiple shape

I have in illustrator multiple shape that overlap and I would like to make them have a freeform gradient. I have learn that you can't do that and you need to make them compound path but because they ...
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Trying to Batch Process from Illustrator to PNG In Photoshop

I've got 5300+ files to convert. Here's what I want to happen with Batch Processing: Open an .ai file in Photoshop and have the width and height in pixels be auto entered [Problem is that the open ...
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No history option under window tab in Illustrator CS6

I'm wanting to revert an Illustrator file that I last edited a while ago back to a previous iteration (if possible). I am using Illustrator CS6, however I cannot seem to find history as an option when ...
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Color burn appears different in Adobe Illustrator 2022 and 2024 versions, exported image

Using Adobe Illustrator 2022 I made some vector art. In the final step of my process I added some water-color-like texture by adding an image in a layer above the art, setting the trasparency to 30-50%...
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Modified SVG in Illustrator causing invertion of fill

I have opened a simple svg icon in Illustrator and added a filled rectangle to it. When I save and open the result in chrome, for example, it looks fine. However if I open it in Fontello, it breaks. ...
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Drawing a rectangle with asymmetrical corners (but all four corners the same)

I'm using Adobe Illustrator (27.8.1) How do I make this kind of shape, so that the whole shape is symmetrical both vertically and horizontally, but each corner is elongated along one side but not the ...
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Sequential numbering in Adobe Illustrator in the same artboard

I am trying to put numbers from 2001-4000 for labels, I have also created an Excel file with the numbers I need. I haven't found a way to incorporate that file in the textbox.
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In Illustrator, how do I paste in place one object on multiple artboard in the same place? [duplicate]

I have a problem when I use "paste in all artboards" it's always moving objects slightly Thank you for your anserws!
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How can I link to specific Illustrator layers in Photoshop via smart objects?

I have a design made in Illustrator (see pictured below) which is separated into 3 layers (one for the yellow, one for the orange, and one for red). I want to apply separate effects in Photoshop to ...
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How to link complex layered objects between Illustrator files?

Hopefully someone can help with this. We have sewing patterns that consist of multiple pattern or garment pieces that are layered into multiple sizes, alongside text and other graphic elements. Each ...
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What workflow (application or suite) is best for digital cinematography?

Doing composites creates a workflow. This workflow may consist of various components that proliferate or enhance the larger composite. Composites build all components of post-production. Digital ...
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How to create a grainy dust effect in Adobe Illustrator?

I am new in Adobe Illustrator. I need to know how can I create an effect that is close to the one in the picture (rose gold sand) in Adobe Illustrator? Any guide to right direction would be great I ...
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Extrude and Bevel a group of characters with some in front of others and the front characters occluding those behind

How might I take a character sequence such as "ABC" and achieve a 3D effect with A in front of and partially occluding B, and B in front of and partially occluding C. I also want to make ...
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Curving lines around circles

its hard to desribe this so I have added an image, how does one make a set of lines go around a circle without touching the circle, I have tried using different effects and warps but just can't seem ...
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the most effective procedure to trace a scanned sewing pattern?

This is the type of the image I am hoping to autotrace I have gotten to the point of tracing in Adobe Illustrator as stroke. Obvously the text tracing doesn't work and I will need to retype it or run ...
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Remove conflation artifacts from output SVG

I'm seeing conflation artifacts when I output an AI to SVG from Illustrator. I see this in Inkscape, Chrome, Firefox, and in Flutter apps. I don't see these artifacts in the AI file: or when I ...
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In Illustrator, can you combine two paths at their shared anchor points, without having to select those points?

In Illustrator, if you have two paths where an anchor from each is aligned horizontally and vertically(so they are right on top of each other) you can select both anchors, and join them with the join ...
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Shine effect lost when attempting to remove black background [duplicate]

When I export the following asset to PNG, I see black circles around where the sparkles are. I used the technique in this answer to remove the black circles, but I notice the shine effect is gone and ...
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Remove unneeded lines from downloaded asset

When I export the moon and stars group on the left side of this asset as PNG, I notice these thin white lines: In Illustrator these lines are not as pronounced, but I see a hint of them, like here: ...
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How to make perfectly sharp angles to this figure in Illustrator?

So time to time I face this problem when creating twinkling star: I draw an ellipse, then go to "Effect" > "Distort & Transform" > "Pucker & Bloat" > ...
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Extract asset from AI while keeping background transparent with glow effect [duplicate]

For this asset I need to extract each individual lantern into a separate PNG image while preserving the glow effect. When I downloaded the asset, I thought the lanterns lay on top of the checkered ...
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Export asset from AI file as having transparent background [duplicate]

In Adobe Illustrator I'm trying to export the lamps from the AI file from this stock image as individual files. I'm able to select an individual lamp like this: I go to File->Export selection and ...
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Illustrator: Cut Lines at Text Intersections

I try to cut the lines on the outlines of the text. The expected result is optically what you can see on the picture below, but if I export to SVG the lines are of course still the whole width. I just ...
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How to make this gradient artefacts disappear? [duplicate]

Left one has some strange round shades and is not smooth like a yellow one
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How to toggle "Paste Remembers Layers" by an Illustrator Script?

In an Illustrator script, I want to enable the "Paste Remembers Layers" option which is located in the Layers panel's flyout menu. Apparently this can be achieved in InDesign and its ...
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Mass scaling of artboards with content in Illustrator

Is there a way in Illustrator to scale the artboards with their content at once? Like scaling tool on an image? I have around 100 diffrent sized artboard and most importantly they are all named ...
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How to rescale an entire image in Adobe Illustrator (including artboards and hidden/locked layers)?

I have a series of scientific figures in Adobe Illustrator that were created at a width of 160 mm, with the positions of the graphics finalized on the art boards. I just received a notice saying the ...
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Illustrator export script, is it possible to remember export setting or save it into the file?

I have a file with lot of artworks in it, and when exporting I need a lot of diffrents output formats, as well as .pngs in a specific scale. Whenever there's going to be a need for me to add sth into ...
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Illustrator Search Fonts and Select Font Family to Preserve Font Styles in Textbox

How do I search for a font and select it without changing all my text to one font style? Selecting a font family without searching preserves the different font styles in a textbox by setting the ...
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